A solo sport canoe aptly described as a joyful cork,
the Mayfly is perhaps the definition of sport canoe.
Generous flare in bow and stern quarters permit
good final stability while the unique recurved sides
reduce paddler reach and make the boat very
comfortable to paddle. These same elements
contribute to the ability to handle rough water
with ease, giving the feeling of extreme buoyancy.
The pulled-in gunwales allow the boat to be rolled
much further than a more open design without
taking water over the sides. This gunwale configuration
combined with flared stems and slight rocker allow
the paddler to carve turns with ease in freestyle
paddling. Deep, fine stems and efficient waterline
encourage tracking ease; in fact the Mayfly cruises
with surprising speed beside longer solo and tandem
canoes. The canoe may feel a little tender for the
first time paddler but its feel is quickly learned.
At the listed hull weights it is a joy to paddle by
small people. For going somewhere, or going nowhere,
this canoe is just plain neat!