Well, i'm looking to buy my first boat. My wife and I combined weight is about 300lbs. This boat will be about 80% solo and 20% tandem. Primary use is lake fishing with the odd four day camping trip. We are in central saskatchewan, so dealers are limited. I plan on getting a composite.
My conscern is with the lack of rocker on the wenonah boats. My understanding is rocker can be quite useful when the wind comes up and you're faced with some waves. Also, I'm concerned about the stability of the crafts, I want to consentrate on the fish on line not about balance.
My paddling experience is quite limited. Most I've done lately was in a coleman 18' barge in the summer, easy enough to land a fish in, but that was the only good quality it had.
I'm considering a wenonah escapade or solo plus tuff weave, or possibly a swift keewaydin 16. Leaning toward the escapade, but there isn't that many reviews of it to get a good idea of it's strengths and weaknesses. I like the tumblehome on the wenonahs as well.
Another option is to try to get a different canoe delivered from somewhere else, but this adds to the cost. I'm wanting to try to stay $1800.
Any thoughts, advice, suggestions of canoes, places to try fishing in saskatchewan, all comments would be appreciated.
It is possible that I should quit thinking about canoes, buy one and get fishing. But there is still 4 to 5 months before the spring thaw and the fishing season opens.