Contains carbon fiber/Kevlar eye candy...LOL!!!
We sold the old red Royalex, and bought a Bell Canoe Works Morningstar. It's made of Bell's "Blackgold" carbon/kevlar weave, and is MUCH lighter than the last canoe. You really can't see it in the pics, but the finish on this canoe is a mile deep! We took it out Saturday for a test paddle, ignoring the 20mph winds. Actually, that's the best test I can think of. It matches my furniture as well.
The ash gunwales are bare, and I'll have to oil them before we go fishing. It looks interesting
on top of my Jeep's rusty roof. Someone's going to think we stole it...
The Jeep is Going to Need Paint....
Fishing from a canoe again will reduce Yvonne's likelihood of breaking her ankle again, and that's largely the reason we bought another one. The material is super light, and it's supposed to weigh 48lbs. Makes the prospect of carrying it around seem less like a chore, and Yvonne didn't have to take a break when we carried it from the lake shore to the parking lot. Throw enough money at something, and all the "cons" disappear.
EDIT: The pic of the canoe in the water is a bit deceiving. The hull looks cloudy or camo, but that's just the mirror finish reflecting the water surface. It's black, and looks like the carbon fiber hoods you see on Japanese "Tuners".