I have one of these that washed up on the beach where I live during the worst Nor'Easter to hit this area in nearly 50 years. I have no idea where it came from but it took a thrashing during the storm and came through in one piece so it is one tough cookie!
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.