Finally found one of my “grail” boats. Someone was kind enough to bring this one with him when he moved to Idaho from the east…and then stopped using it while raising a family (thanks!). Only paddled it once so far so I’m not about to change anything yet. But I suspect that I might like to have a pedestal in this boat - at least some of the time. Anyone done that with a Guide or Freedom Solo? Any ideas for a solid but removable installation? Other seating ideas that work well on class 2 rivers?
BTW - negative reviews and comments of the Mad River Guide here surely must be from unskilled paddlers, or at least dedicated flatwater boaters. I was actually surprised by how easy it is to make this canoe go where I want…straight or otherwise. And the stability! Of course, my time in the Outrage has probably influenced my perspective.