I am a new member, this being my first post, so firstly: Hello all!
Now, onto my topic. I am a fan of saltwater canoeing, I have a blast taking my smaller 14.6' Saranac out off the north shore of Boston on a calm summer day, beach hopping, and pointing my bow toward the rolling wave of the occasional boat.
I am totally aware of the potential dangers of taking a canoe out on open water, that is one reason I am currently in the market for something new. Are there any canoes out there specialized for open water? Are 20' tripping canoes the best for these purposes? I am definitely set on a canoe rather then a kayak which is more tuned for saltwater because I am looking for high capacities for gear and a buddy.