got one of these three years ago for bush canoe trip. 16.5 ft canoe, carries 900 lbs, weighs 46lbs and fits in a large backpack. Anyone else used these, i would like to hear your thoughts and hear what kind of water you have had it on. I got into some class 3 stuff after lots of rain on the kugururok river (up in the noatak preserve) this past august with the boat loaded heavy on a 13 day trip and was amazed with how well it handled. Planning a trip on the Kobuk next august for sheefish. Anyone been on that river? We are going to put in at Walker Lake and float down to the village of Kobuk.