Just need a little advice. My father and I have been canoeing in the Quebec wilderness for 33 years now. He is approaching his eightieth birthday and is still in fantastic shape. This coming summer I want to bring my three daughters on a trip with my Dad. My 17 and 10 year old have each been once (separately) but my 8 year old has never been. There is a "fixed" campsite on an island that can be reserved fo up to four days. It would take my father and I about four hours of paddling to reach it. Herein lies the problem and the point of this thread. We have a 16 ft cedar canvas canoe with a 1200lb payload. My initial plan is to load everyone into this canoe with my Dad and I paddling and tow a rental canoe with all the gear.