Canoe Types--What should I know?

I’m interested in trying different canoe styles and types. I mainly paddle down rivers. I try to find the best rapids and fastest water, so I want something really maneuverable, but I wanted to know how canoe styles fade from totally high-performance to cadillac cruisablity. What are some of the brands/types of canoes that I should look for if I want total manuevering performance? And what type should I look at for more versatility if I wanted to sacrifice some of the pure performance in whitewater canoes?

Wenonah Canoe Catalog
Go on line and order a catalog from Wenonah. It has some helpful insight on many different hull designs.


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