Originally Posted by gaijin42
The seats were VERY high. Only an inch or two below the top of the canoe, and the were round bottom, with no hull.
The outfitter was very aggressive about warning us about scraping the canoe bottom, doing fully wet exits, etc. There were signs all over h e place showing canoes with hoels etc and that replacement cost was $6k, so we didn't want to risk it.
Probably because he plans on selling the "gently used" rental fleet in the fall. They are skin coat boats so there is only a light layer of resin over the first layer of cloth. Saves weight, makes vulnerable.