The 5.3 Meter is one of the finest tripping canoes available. It can carry a large load across open water or down a whitewater river. Its flared bow sheds excess water. A sliding bow seat to adjust the trim is standard.
Submitted by: Anonymous on 7/19/2010
On the basis of performance, I'd give a 9, but because of the poor attention to detail in finish I lower the score to a 7. Maybe the vacuum bagging wrinkles and blisters don't hurt anything, but the twist in the gunwales is just unacceptable for a canoe in this price range. I returned mine to the dealer.