I’m looking to buy my first canoe. I don’t have any huge aspirations but I’m liking for something that can handle two adults and two medium sized dogs. We want to start off doing some minor adventuring and mainly do some casual day trips to local lakes and slow moving rivers.
I’ve found some people selling some on Craigslist and was looking for some advice. I’ve found two examples that seem in good condition and seem reasonably priced. They are both Old Town 17ft Chipewyan models. My girlfriend fell in love with the fact that they are yellow. They are in the $500 range. One has a blemish and is closer and cheaper. The other is farther away but seems immaculate and is slightly more expensive. If anyone is able to weigh in on these and provide some guidance about whether or not these would be good for my family I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you! The links to the ads are below.