Well, I'll be picking up my new HB from Kanoe People in April or May. I've been using my 19' Grumman for the last decade, more recently in cata-canoe form for moose hunting. Sad to say, my old friend will be on the block this Spring. My 15 hp Yamaha 2stroke will remain to push the HB. Perhaps next year I'll may be in the market for another motor ... at the moment the MudBuddy Mini is in the lead. I chose the vinyl gunwales, rather than Ash, for lack of maintenance. Plan to take along my Wenonah Kingfisher upside down as a load cover. I'm revved up. Now I have to modify my canoe trailer ... longer tongue, new bunk-boards and winch ... and get a passport to go to Canada.
I'd like to come to a Scott canoe regatta, in the Interior, if it comes about. You guys convinced me the HudsonBay is the optimum working boat for this country.