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The only bad thing that I can say about it is that it has a little flex in the hull when you push it. It doesn't effect the way the boat handles it's just that you notice it. A great all around solo canoe for what it was made for.
It is a well made solo canoe that is a little on the heavy side, but a joy to paddle.
It is a nice blend of of size 17'1" and weight 65lbs. being able to carry a lot of gear and not being overly heavy. So far the royalex hull has held up well to the beating that it gets from the shallow water that I sometimes use it in. It has a almost 34" hull at the waterline and has a shallow arch bottom which help it glide a long quite nice, but still is very stable.
For an all around canoe this is a great choice. The only thing that I have changed in my canoe is that I have slanted the seats a little to help for when I use it in the white water race that I do once a year.
It has a good blend of speed and stability and is not overly heavy and has very little flex in the hull. The seat is not fancy but is comfortable. It is a nice kayak that I can go out and paddle with my friends and still have enough speed to use in rec. races. For a plastic boat I could not be happier.
Someday when I have more money I will invest in a composite kayak and have two kayaks, but for now the Orca will do just fine.