Hi - I’m looking into buying a first solo canoe, and the Swift Osprey seems like it might be a good option based on what I’ve read on this site and on a conversation with the folks at Swift. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find one anywhere. Does anyone in Mass or Southern New England have an Osprey they’d be willing to let me paddle, or at least tell me about their experiences with that boat?
Some details about me: beginner paddler, 5’8”, 150 lbs. Looking for a day tripping boat for Eastern MA ponds and the upper Charles. I’d like to be able to fish from the boat occasionally, and maybe take one of my small (under 50 lbs) kids with me on a short trip or two.
Thanks for your help!