I have a chance to buy a very nice Prospector design from a good maker in Kevlar at a great price. I’m tempted to do it, but keep thinking as much as I love this boat, it doesn’t fit my needs. Which are - 75% flat water but not big open water crossings, the rest class I and a little II river. Day trips and few, if any overnighters. I’m an intermediate paddler and my wife is a newb. I’m concerned the Kevlar will need to be babied too much although I’m decidedly not hard on my gear but its hard to imagine this lightweight canoe in a rocky river and not getting beat up a bit.
That said, this boat is to-die-for beautiful, crazy light, and will always be in demand (for resale)
Any help for me?