I am looking to buy a used canoe but my budget is only 500. I made a stitch and glue one last year which turned out OK but sits rather low in the water! Its fine on still water but I wouldn't fancy taking it down a river.

I want to be able to paddle it on my own but also fit a passenger in and a bit of camping gear if possible. Will mainly be used for weekend and day paddling. Hopefully longer trips in the future if all goes well.

I have been looking on ebay etc. and am ready to buy. I have an estate with a roof rack so can collect and am based in Leicester.

Any advice on what boats/models to look for would be really appreciated, and if anyone knows of a boat going that fits the bill then please let me know.

Hopefully I can get a short trip in before the weather runs out!

Thanks in advance