i have the opportunity to purchase either a 17ft aluminum grumman double ender or a 17ft old town discovery double ender....i guess i'm old school and like the old aluminum ones but since the price is about the same i am contemplating thinking about getting the old town.....the grumman is an older model and looks to be in really good shape while the old town shows quite a bit of scratches on the sides and looks like it was stored upright and has some grime in the bottom..
since i have done a fair bit of canoeing in alaska and in michigan where i grew up i would like to think i know just enough about canoeing to get myself into trouble.....however now i am at a cross-roads between the familiar and unfamiliar....
i have a couple questions for you canoe types out there..
*what is the load range for an older grumman?
*i hear it is substantially more than the newer aluminums being manufactured....is this true?
*from my research it appears the old town can carry 12-1400 lbs....has anyone ever had that much in their canoe, moose hunters?
*what is the carry weight difference between these two canoes?
*what would you do?
*should i have any other questions?
thanks for any feedback