Lets enter as a tandem team in the geezer class in the Kenduskeag Stream race in April... 17 miles of flatwater and WW.. Don't forget your Depends and drysuit..I had a Tripper for many years. I carried it on many painful portages. It was unbelievable how much gear it could carry, which also was painful to carry. I found that if it didn't have enough weight in it, it could be a little tippy. If the seats are lowered the primary stability is better when not loaded. I sold it because as I aged it became to much for me. I miss that canoe, I became attached to it. I know where I can buy a pristine one. If I'm feeling young again or going on trips without portages I might buy it.
I took that canoe to Temagami, La Verendrye, all over Maine. I remember every portage.
We rented one of those canoes to go down the Teslin and the Yukon from Johnson's Crossing to Dawson City.. A beast of a boat. We went through Fiver Finger Rapids with nary a drop of water in the boat.The first thing to do is add ash seats and 3 ash thwarts.
I just remembered that my brother as an old Wenonah Cascade up in Oregon. It is a Royalex boat and 17'9" with full ends.
Time to make a phone call.