franco b wrote:Surprised at such a dramatic difference if the canoes were the same size. I would like to have seen the paddlers switched to confirm it was the canoe design. I never had the experience to compare head to head. I did also like the Grumman aluminum.
I may have exaggerated the difference with my comparison but there is a difference. Those Colemans are pretty much flat bottomed and a little wider, there isn't a whole lot slope on the front or back. The Old Town is more rounded. The composite was less prone to damage too so I'd image that made it a little bit more hydrodynamic.