Hello everyone. I am fairly new to the world of paddling. My experience is one day of training with a 2 man inflatable while I was in the Guard and a few trips down the Okotoma river in a rented Gruman. Anyway,I dont really know any serious local paddlers so I'm looking for advice on learning paddling techniques and also rigging a canoe. I picked up an 16' fiberglass canoe for $50 that I'm going to have to a little work to, just a couple cracks in the gunwales and a small spot in the runner. Look forward to getting it on the water soon and get to exploring.