I want to buy a quality canoe. I've been doing my research and seems that everywhere I go one maker contradicts the other maker, the material is better than theres, this resin is better than that --- back and forth, back and forth. Which leads me (the average guy) not knowing which to lay my money down on.
The canoe will be used mainly for hunting and fishing. Two guys plus gear.
I live in N.D., so driving to pick up the "right" canoe isn't an issue. I've checked out Souris River's kevlar canoes http://www.redrockstore.com/. These folks are close so I won't have to pay for shipping. These folks seem to have the holy grail of canoes (at least according to their advertisements). They are pricey (2,000-2,500) for their flagship the "Quetico 17". I don't mind paying the money for a quality canoe, but are these canoes (kevlar), and canoes like them, worth twice as much?????
I also like the idea of a motorable canoe. I'm also leaning heavily towards the Old Town Predator SS150 http://www.oldtowncanoe.com/canoes/h...tor_ss150.html. Some will say if you want a boat, buy a boat, if you want a canoe, then buy a canoe. What is wrong with both????
I'm sure I will get differing opinions, but what is "too much" and which ones should I avoid. Remember, I'm not rich, but I don't mind paying for quality. I believe that 2,500 is my limit on what I want to fork out for a canoe. I don't want to end up paying for hype, or name. I'm not a traditionalist, or a die-hard canoer. I just want a quality boat, at a quality price, to fit my hunting and fishing requirements.....any suggestions?