Hey, all. Thanks so much for the responses you gave on my last thread “Tripping Canoe Advice.”
I am in a spot where things have changed and I’m considering adding another canoe to the fleet.
My current boat is a Reflection Dagger 16 (1994, Royalex). I’ve removed the center seat and added a yoke with shoulder pads, which has been fantastic.
I am curious of there is perhaps a better option for camping with the wife and two dogs plus a good bit of gear. It would be a huge bonus if the boat in question has a symmetrical hull.
I’d enjoy reading responses about canoe models with similar features (good primary stability, moderate rocker, etc).
This boat would primarily be used for camping on lakes and ponds, but I’d love to be able to take it solo on rivers… unless boats of that size/capacity just aren’t meant to be a jack of all trades to that degree.
It would be wonderful also if the canoe wasn’t 70 pounds so portaging isn’t terrible.