Hi paddlers. My first post here. I’m a rafter who is adding canoeing to our family. We were gifted a 17’ Grumman aluminum and I enjoyed being it in but dang it was heavy. Given the used options in our area we’ve narrowed it down to a 16’ OT Camper and a 17’ OT Penobscot. I’ve read that the Camper is the super stable, pack-a-lot, family boat and the Penobscot is the essentially stable but less so. Two questions:
- What is a fair price for both. The Camper is selling for $750 no paddles. It’s in really good shape. The Penobscot is selling for $650 but needs some paint in a couple spots and comes with two paddles. The Penobscot is appealing to me for the few times we would go to a river where there may be some class I and II but primarily we’d be on lakes. And “we” is my wife and 3 kids (9,6,3).
- When people say the Penobscot feels “tippy” does that mean it actually tips over easily or just has more range of movement?
Thanks so much!