figured I would ask this here.
I am looking at a full sized family canoe.
I need something big enough for Me, wife, and two boys.
Something I can take on scout canoe trips also.
I was looking, initially at a old town predator with the square stern (thinking more along the lines of a bigger family canoe for fishing etc) but figured that would be a hog to paddle, or try to move on my own by paddle power. Not to mention I don't think It will do very well for tight streams etc.
I have been looking at Mohawk canoes (specifically the XL15 set up for tandem), or the Mohawk Intrepid 16 or 17? (saw a few concerning reviews about them more recently so not sure).
The Mad river Explorer, or possibly the Two brothers Arkota.
One major concern I have is I am a big dude. 350 lbs, and I need a seat that will not break. Looking for a flat seat, so I can switch the canoe around for solo paddle, or if I only have one of the little guys in the front.
Like I said, a bit of flat water, down river, and maybe a bit of fishing, camping. Light white water (though Some times scout trips get a little big bigger than planned).
Trying to keep the price lower (sub 1200 would make me happy, but 1500 the top of the budget).
Any others I need to check out? (keep in mind my wide, heavy can has to sit in it)