Submitted by: a304118 on 7/27/2011
This was stable enough for class two when loaded with two people and camping gear, light enough to shoulder on the yoke (original equipment) and carry, and a great place to fish. That yoke is a nice piece. When on a group outing it was often the last at the take out, the wide flat bottom which provided excellent primary stability did make it slow. When I was solo paddling I used an eight foot kayak paddle, which helped keep the high sides straight into the wind or on track in the river. In 15 years of paddling it has never dumped, even when my canoeing partner decided to grab some pussy willows from the bank and turned us sideways in a fast narrow stream.
Construction fiberglass, aluminum gunnels, hardwood brace and yoke and balsa reinforce. The repairs have been: