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The quality and craftsmanship on the canoe is beautiful. We bought a factory second and got a great deal - we looked hard for the blemish, but couldn't even find one!
The canoe weighs in at 50lb, its a dream to portage. It tracks beautifully in still water, and even wind and waves are no problem! Its great for 2 adults + 1 kid and luggage - and there's still space for our Labrador! It does also work well for soloing (I like to take it out fishing by myself sometimes).
We are very happy with our purchase and highly recommend the Prospector!
It is funny to see other boaters or canoeist's faces as they don't know what to think. I'm not the best paddler, but it seems similar to other 'prospector' canoes that I've been in before (just chopped at the back). No complaints, other than the Y-Stern is a bit tight at the back and it seems a bit tough to find a gas outboard that fits it well in terms of transom height. That's not the canoes fault, it is just my desire to hit remote spots and get there really fast. I paddle around when I get there. Use with Electric Trolling motor and you'll have a blast. Paddle it when your hands are free (from fishing).
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