We are looking to buy a canoe for my Dadís 60th birthday. He has a cabin on a lake in Talkeetna where he will primarily be using it. Although it would be cool if it were light enough to throw on his truck and go explore other lakes, most likely no rivers. The family has an 80lb Old Town at the cabin already, so we want to get him one that is significantly lighter for him and my mom to camp out of and portage when necessary.
I am pretty clueless, for I have not been in the canoe market for quite some time. I'm not even sure of who sells canoes in AK. Does anyone have any suggestions? Dealers? Size? Brand? Price?