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I would recommend this to someone with a few kids, dogs, coolers, camping stuff, and whatever else you want to bring along. It's stable and rugged.
A poly boat from Novacraft, Mad River, or Old Town will outperform these every day of the week. A used Royalex or Fiberglass boat will be even better.
I like Coleman coolers a great deal. I dislike Coleman canoes a great deal.
It is not a fancy canoe but it will carry tons of gear and three 220lb'ers albeit with only a few inches to spare on the gunwale. I am ready to graduate to a "fancier model" but I'll always keep my Coleman 17. It has quite a few scratches on her bottom due to scraping up on oyster bars, river gravel, and flying off the car once. The scratches are the only damage sustained after 12 yrs of abuse and neglect. I've gone through many paddles and she keeps going. I love it for extended camping trips and often carry a 3.5 hp outboard bolted to a 2x4. I highly recommend her if you are starting out or want a tough dependable slow boat. See you on the water.