Because I'm a paddler I sometimes have people ask me for advice about what sort of canoe or kayak to purchase. My first question is always "what are you planning on using it for?"
Well today a friend mentioned he was looking for a decent canoe and his described use fit the "general recreation" category.
I normally could think of may suggestions but for one thing. My friend is on the larger size, probably in the mid 300 lb range and his paddling partner is slight and no more than 120 lbs. My first thought was that unbalance might negate the benefits of most canoe designs.
So are there any recommendations for canoes that can handle this sort of unbalance, or is it just a matter either throwing a sandbag or cooler up front to trim the canoe, or perhaps moving the rear seat forward, or am I overthinking the entire issue?