Originally Posted by mkashzg
I would suggest the dumpster!! I have an RPM you can have that is 10 years newer but still over 10 years old. You will be surpised how much more comfortable and supportive boats have gotten over time. Nothing wrong with vintage gear though if it works for ya!
I learned to paddle in a 13.5' open canoe! Technique, technique, technique, will make that thing work
(make sure u don't fall out of your seat!!)