My partner and I just scooped up a used Rainbow Boatworks canoe, 16’9", Kevlar 49. No idea on age. We bought it from an older couple who had recently purchased it used, but decided it was a little too big for their liking. We’re planning to paddle with our kids (3 and almost 7), almost certainly just day trips on flat water.
It’s our first canoe, and was a bit of an impulse buy; we’ve been watching Craigslist for a few months and the combination of price, location, and size was too good for us to pass up on.
Anyone have any info about Rainbow Boatworks, and which model this might be? I couldn’t find a SN, but am planning to look more closely when we pick the boat up. The gunwales need refinishing, and there are a few scratches on the hull, but I’m wondering if there’s anything else we should be looking at as we think about assessing the boat’s condition and potentially refurbishing.