I own a 17' Wenonah (waiting for plane or would post a pic) and for anyone thinking about buying a canoe their site will teach you a lot you didn't know about canoes. Want to go straight and fast, play in the rapids, single, tandem or family...They have boats designed fit for purpose. Think my canoe weighs 39lbs and is a breeze to portage.
“...You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer...” Abraham Lincoln