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For those who comment on its width making for difficult paddling, switch to double bladed canoe paddles. When the wind comes up on a big lake you'll get home a lot quicker than with a regular paddle. They come in 2 pieces and can be paddled with the blades in the same plane or offset. Couldn't live without them. You might want drip rings. We do carry regular paddles for poking around in coves and such.
Don't know if the Old Town version is as good as mine but mine is a warhorse. Stable enough to stand when fishing on a lake or slow moving water. Added seat backs and replaced both cane seats once but it has been worth every penny.
It does scratch like other reviews have said, but not as bad as I had anticipated. I almost didn't buy it because of all the reviews stating how bad it scratched but I'll tell you I am glad I did. I am going river riding in a few weeks and I'll update to let you know how it handled water other then lakes. Good Luck!