Larry Trotter Testimonial
Keith & Arlene,
Eight hundred pounds of steel and five feet of snow weight on a 26x18 foot steel roof collapsed, crushing my favorite canoe I bought from Keith Robinson at Souris River Canoes in 2001. We thought the canoe was severely damaged as it was crushed between my suburban and my 20 foot fishing boat. The the hull flexed and the wood gunwale conformed to the shape of the suburban as the thousands of pounds of snow weight twisted it into a wedged position. After the snow melted, we had to jack the steel off the canoe and remove it.
When we laid the Quetico 17 out on the grass in the sun everything came back to normal shape. Wow, we couldn't believe it survived! I stopped at the Souris River Company manufacturing plant in Atikokan Ontario for inspection and confirmed the structural integrity was not compromised!
Wow again for a little epoxy and the slightly cracked wood gunwale was like new and we were ready for another 11 day trip into the heart of Quetico Provincial Park!
Thank you Keith for making my favorite canoe. I only own 13 boats.