I am looking for a lightweight canoe to use in the Nancy, Swanson River area's for general camping with family, fishing and some hunting. I currently have an Old Town Discovery 13' that is great for river's but a bit heavy when portaging (78 lbs), and tends to "oil-can" when loaded.
So I am thinking something less than 60 lbs. Possibly Old Town Camper, Wenonah Kingfisher or Prospector, or Mad River Explorer. Anyone have any experience with these models?
Also, is Royalex the best way to go? Does it tend to oil can like the 3 layer superlink? How durable is it?