Slowly moving away from the dock, getting the feel for the boat. In spite of
of all the comments on the tech support list about tenderness, Johncanoe is quite
stable. Once seated I never felt in any danger of tipping over at all. I suspect the concern comes
from people who are either used to larger boats, or have installed canoe-type seats rather than
sitting or kneeling on the bottom. I prefer sitting kayak-style instead of kneeling
a la pirogue because of the extra stability of having the ballast (me) down low and
because of an old knee injury.
Note the wonderfully comfortable inflatable PFD which allows unimpeded paddling for hours on end. That paddle, on the other hand, is way too short for me in a boat with Johncanoe's beam.