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Just bought one... it was...

Just bought one... it was a garage queen, hung, dry, and as shiny as new. No longer the case - well on the way to adding 'character' to her. 8 outings so far.

Good initial stability, excellent secondary. 33,5 at the waterline 37 max with some tumblehome to keep the gunwales close. Fast. A knot faster than a Grumman 18. 1/2 knot slower than a Minn II. If you are driving hard and flat... she tracks so well, you'd think she would not turn. A keel, but a bit of rocker too. But, heel her over a bit on a cheek and she turns in her own length. I did two 90's, left, then right to follow the current around a rock ledge, she turned like 13-foot solo canoe.

When she plunged through a series of 2+ foot tall rapids, the bow shape punched the crests to the side... as long as I held dead straight the only water to enter was that taller than the bow. 13.5 inch center depth stayed bone dry.

A good craft - 71 pounds, so not a light weight, but not horrible.
I'll keep it.

Hauls a heavy load with...

Hauls a heavy load with ease. Deals with wind and waves easily. Great lake boat. A fine family canoe!