doing some research on some of the smaller manufactures of Canoes and came on to the Ranger Canoes. http://www.rangercanoe.com/index.htm
They are manufactured on the actual lake that the Movie (On Golden Pond) was filmed. The company has been making a limited number of hand built canoes since the mid 1960's. They currently offer only two different Canoes. both 16ft, one Kevlar, and one Fiberglass.
The company makes a total of 150 boats a year. The owner wants to keep it that way, as he actually is involved in each canoe.
They have a nice website and I like the looks of this boat. The Kevlar version weighs a mere 47 lbs and the Glass version weighs in at a very light 55 lbs. The price is really attractive too. A Kevlar Canoe of any quality is usually priced above the advertised price of these boats.
If any of you have used or have owned a Ranger Canoe, please let us know your feelings on the boats.
I see that these boats have won several Canoe races and competitions.
They say the quality as good as it gets.
Tell us what you think..