GOT mine at Academy for $399. Great canoe! The seats are lower than what we were used to, but we enjoyed paddling with the new high. My wife and I do a lot of fishing in it and it works well for this. Bottom line: so far so good. The Saranac 146 features rod holders, storage options and storage trays as well as two contoured seats with comfortable seat backs and a center bench seat. If it were 20 lbs lighter it would be the perfect canoe. I'm guessing it gives up some speed and maneuverability due to its probably relatively wider beam, but for us this is serving duty as a lake barge (worth mentioning that the lake is 1000 acres, so there is some trust involved)... it also doesn't stand out to me as exceedingly slow. These features would be cumbersome on a long tour but are quite nice to have for the recreational use we put this boat through. Recently sold my Mad River Adventure 16 as I am 65 and felt the length and width were getting too much for the old bod. If you’re looking for a recreational canoe then this one could be a good fit for you, especially if there’s likely to be two or three of you.It can be a good choice for the casual paddler, or load it up for a camping trip or fishing trip. Old Town Saranac 146 Canoes & Kayaks Review. Hello all. I've been very pleased with the durability of the canoe. Well I gave the Saranac 146 to my son, holding it for him in North Alabama for the time being, he is working in LA. The Saranac 146 canoe packs in a ton of features at a great price. It's not a lightweight with all the seats in, but paddles well. Essential Marine Products Kayak Scupper Plugs Review. The Discovery 146k is a canoe brought to you by Old Town Canoe and Kayak.Read Discovery 146k reviews or submit your own review to share with the paddling community. I chose the Old Town Saranac 146 canoe because of its quality, features, size, and price. The dry box in the middle seat was nice and big enough. When you’re choosing a new canoe you will want to make sure you’ve got the best one you can afford. Without a thwart its awkward it pick up. Just have to adjust yourself every so often. I bought this Old Town Saranac 146 Canoe (EA) recently proper right here online, on sale. I agree this is a nice tandem canoe but concur with another reviewer who noted the warping on the boat bottom. After 2 back surgeries, I was a little apprehensive about getting back in a canoe at all. It has been stable and comfortable while paddling. So easy to steer and maneuver and the seats are so very comfortable too! I put a couple of 1x4's in the bottom, ran under all three seats to flatten it out. I probably just need to put some weight in the front when paddling solo. I read some reviews on here and the Saranac caught me eye. We went with several friends in old Grumman aluminum and a Coleman Scanoe. We have been building adventure since 1898. We bought the Old Town Saranac 146 XT canoe several years ago as an inexpensive, beginners canoe. Nice canoe for the price. We loved it! It's got a roomy feel and performed well in some light to medium chop in a 12-15 or so kt breeze. From bow to stern the Saranac 146 provides versatility while delivering on fun. Old Town Saranac 146 Canoe - The Saranac 146 canoe packs in a ton of features at a great price. Several people have commented on it and said it may be a defect in it. Otherwise, the Saranac 146 is a great canoe, and regardless of on-sale price, there's no doubt in my mind that my money has been very well spent. I would take this over a fishing kayak any day. Durable and spacious with many amenities include drink holders, rod holders and seat in the middle for small child or mans best friend. I have tried several times leaning to the limit to see what it would do when coming close to turning over and it feels very stable. I used the Old Town Saranac 146 canoe on Sheridan Lake in South Dakota with my son. Hit some large waves last year at Eleven Mile Reservoir during a storm on the last day of our camp. Very satisfied with this canoe. For the money, it's a great canoe. Not that it's heavy. Looking at the specs between the two, the Saranac is 2 inches narrower but 9 pounds heavier. In general I am satisfied with the canoe, it is stable and comfortable to ride in. It's a bit of a tank to get moving but it steers really easily. We just kick back in the middle of the lake and relax. Fun for two or three, but not conducive to use by a single paddler. 12-Feet Malibu Two Tandem Ocean Kayak Review. Have mainly used it on local rivers and lakes but it is very stable and bought an Old Town Canoe SitBacker for the middle and our daughter is very comfortable. Native Watercraft Slayer 13 Propel Kayak Review. I’ve not paddled a Saranac, but we have an older Guide 147 and greatly enjoy it. 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