They will take a beating and keep working. Those old Grumman boats are tough. I have one.
I did a quick research and that seems to be the overwhelming theme is how tough they are.
Says it has a heck of a theoretical payload so we’ll see.
At the price even if I just wound up learning from this boat it’s worth it to me. I wasn’t really planning on buying a canoe before spring, but I suppose this is when deals come up.
Factory original paddles also!
I did see in pictures of this very model of boat the bow in the air from solo paddling from the stern like I was told in this thread.
I did notice that there is a brace near the bow seat so not sure how turning around and paddling from there is going to work out, but I’ll figure it out.