hmm. I have a Loon Works Duet. I can't kneel . The poor thing just sits in the garage. Its 46 lbs as it is cecconite covered not canvas 15 feet.That's encouraging. I know the butternut won't have the flex of cherry. I dream of using my new ottertail in a wood-canvas canoe, but I don't own one anymore. So I further dream of buying a lightweight one.