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  • Low seats and added width increase stability
  • Flat bottom provides excellent initial stability; straight sides increase security for beginning paddlers
  • Moderate rocker offers a good balance between maneuverability and tracking
  • Thermoformed polyethylene offers excellent stiffness, high durability and light weight at an affordable price
  • Center bench seat features storage area under the bench, a cup holder, a 6 in. dry hatch and a molded-in rod holder
  • Molded bow and stern seats provide daylong paddling comfort
  • Molded in paddle rests at bow and stern
  • Molded handles at bow and stern facilitate 2-person transport; molded-in flush mount at bow accommodates a rod holder (not included)

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Best Use Canoeing
Material(s) Thermoformed polyethylene
Gunwales Material Vinyl
Length 16 feet
Width 37 inches
Depth 13.5 inches
Weight 89 pounds
Seat Type Molded / Plastic
Number of Paddlers 3
Weight Capacity (lbs) 800 - 850 pounds
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Can the front seat be reversed to solo paddle the canoe?

Asked by: mwleigh
The front seat of the canoe cannot be moved to accommodate solo paddling.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-11

Could a small trolling motor be put on it?in the back?

Asked by: Mtgigi
A small trolling motor can be mounted on the back of this canoe. A canoe specific motor needs to be purchased directly from Old Town.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-07

16' Saranac vs 14'6" model is the question. Like the 16' extra length + 1" extra width for stability, 10 Lbs extra weight is a disadvantage. What do the experts say are the pros and cons between the two? What do you recommend transport on hard shell jeep?

Asked by: True Grit
The 14'6" Sarnac will be easier to turn. The 16' Sarnac will be easier to paddle over longer distances when you get it up to speed. The longer canoe will also track better and stay on course. We recommend transporting your canoe with a top-mounted canoe rack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-22

Do the seats backs fold down enough to be below the top of boat for transportation? Also if they do can they be secured so they don't unfold while carrying upside down or while on top of vehicle during transportation

Asked by: delta70
The seats on the Saranac 160 do fold down and are lower than the top of the boat when folded. They can be secured by the seat straps so they stay in place.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-26

Why is the Old Town Saranac 16 no longer available? If you don't sell it, who else does?

Asked by: Canoer
As of June, 2017 we are sold out and awaiting new stock.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-06

Whats your best Canoe of a paddler who is traveling on large rivers as well as small tributaries.  I do a lot of trips along the lower Delaware River camping in both Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.  I like being able to move camp as we make our war

Asked by: Jace
For traveling long distances on rivers, we recommend a touring canoe:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-20
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