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It is a great canoe if you want a canoe stable enough to stand up and fish from, or shoot a shotgun from (I have done both). The reason it is so stable is because it is HEAVY!
My Rouge River sits on the end of my floating dock and I slide it off the dock into the water so I don't have to lift it. I coat it with 303 a couple of times a year and it appears to be holding up well. If you are looking for something that you can car top and portage by yourself you might want to look at something that weighs less than this canoe.
I'm an average size guy and really had no trouble loading this boat atop my Explorer, maybe its just that I'm not afraid to use my muscles I guess... I guess it would have been easy had the boat jumped up on top the explorer all by itself!! I find the canoe is was it is. It's a canoe. I thought it was great for what it is!!!!
I tried a trolling motor but too weak for me. I have a bracket thing that allows you to put the motor on the side. Now I am going to buy one of those little Nissan outboards like you see in Cabelas. I see that the canoe says don't go over 2.5 HP but I would like to go 3.5. Anybody got any warnings or feedback on that? Lastly, all outboards seem to come in 15 inch short shaft/transon length, and 20 inch long shaft. I need to know which to get. I read that the transom is the length from where the motor clamps on to the bottom of the boat. On my 14 it is 20 inches. Do I really need a long shaft for a canoe? Oh also. I find that a double kayak paddle works best for one guy.