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In it's original setup, even gentle rowing results in a pleasing turn of speed. I would say that if one is solo in this canoe, rowing is the way to go. Switch to paddles when the waterway gets narrow. All in all, a very versatile boat!
Still, overall I love the canoe... I fish alone and it is a perfect stable canoe. The one I have does not have the middle rowing seat in? I had a Pack before and this Discovery exceeds it in stability and comfort... but the weight of the Pack is better... I will have to add more muscle with the Discovery to load it... but it is worth it.
Last May I went paddling with six other boats up nine miles of back country in NY, chasing trout the whole time. It was a slow boat. I was last into camp by a couple of hours. But I was also the only solo boat out there. I had plenty of room for the five days worth of gear and my 100lb dog. What he lacks in paddling skills he made up for in bear prevention.
As far as the front table that clips on there is no way you can use it if there is a second person in the bow of the boat.
This boat is a little heavy at the end of the day to throw up on top of my truck. Thinking about switching to a kayak this year for all the solo trips. But when its time to load treestands, backpacks, survival gear and a 300+ pound black bear you know I will never trade this boat in.
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