Picked up a used Mad River Explorer off of Craigs yesterday. Should do everything I want a canoe to do. Its a little heavier than desired, but definitely manageable, and has a comfortable yoke for portaging. I am curious to see how it does solo. This is my first Royalex canoe, and it seems pretty tuff. Anyone know of a good oil/stain to be applied to the wood gunwales?
I also put oar locks on my Old Town discovery 13'. These came with the canoe when I first purchased it, but oars didnt sound appealing at the time. Now I cant wait to try them out.