Mike McCrea I'll see if I can get the weights of both those boats as it would be really interesting to know.
Thanks, that kind of real world weight information is appreciated.
I’ve never had a fresh from the factory T-formex canoe, and it doesn’t sound like the 16 and 17 are such, but the foam core on newly made Royalex canoes took at least a year to firm up.
Our RX Wenonah Wilderness came straight from the factory. In tying it on the truck roof racks the trucker’s hitch was pressed (I though lightly) against the side of the canoe.
The two belly line hitches left dimples. And then more dimples an inch away when I re-racked it after trips. It doesn’t dimple these days, the foam core is fully cured, but the initial series of dimples are still there years later.