Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5 out of 5 by MORKAR FANTASTIC
THIS IS A WONDERFUL CANOE. The Old Town Saranac Square Stern Canoe and I have been hanging out on the river now for years. I couldn't ask for a better companion. This is the most reliable canoe on planet earth. The three basic bench-style seats also support me and never let me down. The square back motor mount made it extremely easy to attach my motor. When the water get rough I always have my Old Town Saranac on my side. God Bless.
April 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rich Very cheaply made!!
I bought this canoe as I wanted a little larger one then what I had, the smaller one being an old town square stern made in early 90's. I liked the size of the new canoe being 2 ft. longer,deeper and wider. First time we used it, I felt like the bottom flexed so much that I was going to step right through it. We took the canoe home, turned it over and found the bottom had 4 large concaves in it, put some weight on it and it would straighten out. Called Dicks sporting good and they told me that they would replace it. Turned the next one over to make sure that the bottom was even across it before taking this one home. It was much better but still had some slight waves in it. I still feel that the second canoe is somewhat better than the first, the quality is very poor for being an old town. Going to sell it and look around for a better made one come spring.
March 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by paleobum Made on Monday!
When I was younger my father would always say"Don't buy a car made on Monday"! He was refering to poor craftmanship by people who were hung over from the previous weekend. I just picked up my new canoe and I'm convinced it was made on a Monday. Six of the plastic? pop rivets were missing. Three more were not all of the way into the two pieces of the hull that they were designed to bond. The screws for the three seats were loose and the floor aft by the stern was warped. Ten stainless steel screws later I felt confident enough to take it to sea. If I hadn't bought it just two days before the recent $250.00 price increase it would be heading back to the crosseyed technicians from where it came. But even with the recent price jump it's a great deal if you can verify that it was made on Tuesday, Wednesday.............
February 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Aquahound Know what you're buying
I've been boating since 1958. Owned many over the years. This one rigged with a 30lb thrust Elec.Motor, 31series battery and 12volt solar panel. I don't want speed, just to get some place nice to paddle without wearing out the arms on the way and not pollute the water way enroute. My lady loves that and the quiet of the ride melts away any work week stress. The hull weight may be a bit much for some so a friend who can swim is a good idea. Don't forget the PFD's and some clip on Nav lights if you're out after dark.
IF you know what you're getting into, you could be just fine with this canoe.
The price point doesn't hurt either.
December 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by slaphead Fair Warning !!!!
If you intend to use this canoe with a motor, try it out first. This canoe has a very poor hull design and will plow through the water like a garbage barge. With a 3.5 hp outboard, at anything over 3/4 throttle the bow wake will churn water right over the gunwale and into the boat. I contacted Old Town Canoe about the problem several times but they just ignored me. Dicks has a 14 day customer satisfaction guarantee but I was not able to get out on the water and discover this defect within that period. Otherwise I would have darn sure gotten a refund.
Old Town used to be the best manufacturer of canoes but this thing is a clunker.
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FISHER MAN AWSOME CANOE
PURCHASED THIS CANOE AND FELT IT WAS VERY STABLE AND HAD ALOT OF ROOM THE FOUR HP MOTOR PUSHED IT REALY NICELY LOOKING FOWARD TO TRAPPING WITH IT IN THE FALL. HAD IT OUT TODAY AND THE BASS WERE BITING . HAD MY SON IN THE FRONT AND HE HOOKED A BIG ONE AND NEEDED HELP . THE BOAT WAS STABLE WITH BOTH OF US IN THE FRONT WOULD RECOMEND THIS BOAT TO ANYONE LOOKING TO HIT THE SMALLER POND . BUT BEING SO LIGHT IT CATCHES THE WIND AND YOUR GONE SO PICK UP AN ANCHOR.
May 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by new to water sport big heavy canoe
this is my first canoe. it's big, heavy, very stable and holds up to 850lbs. it has square stern for motor. needs at least two persons to put on the vehicle, or you could pull to water with canoe cart if stay close to shore. i also bought 4hp motor which could push full load at 8-9mph.
September 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Littlebrownman Excellent canoe and great value.
I haven't owned any kind of watercraft before but I think I started with a real winner. Took the family (wife & two kids ages 7 & 5) out on the local lake for it's maiden voyage and everyone was happy with it. It was very stable to the point where I could stand up in the back (even with kids moving around in it) and with lots of room too. The keel helped it track pretty straight. There was minimal effort on my part to keep the canoe going where I wanted it even with three not so perfect paddlers. I mounted an electric motor on to it which was nice when the kids started whining about being too tired to paddle. The only downside is the weight. At 118lbs it is very difficult to load and offload from the roof rack of the car even with 2 people. Definitely would recommend though.
July 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by The mad man old town saranac
This is a very nice Canoe. Took it Camping had Me my wife , Friend. and golden retriever in it with all my gear and it was very stable. i bought a mercury 4hp 2stroke motor it fit great and it pushed the canoe fully loaded upstream about 12 mph almost flipped over a kayak becuase of the big wakes highly recomended canoe
July 17, 2012