Welome to SOTP, WW.
YOU ARE KEEPING THE COLEMAN FLAG FLYING !! And for 40 quid !
Consider yourself the custodian of this iconic craft. When all the fancy composites , wood strips, and birch barks etc etc have died, your Smelly Haddock will still be around..God bless her and all those who sail in her.
Back in the 70's Coleman was the only open canoe I was aware of ! (I had a sheltered childhood).
Seriously though..enjoy your new boat.. TB
PS its unlucky to change the name of a boat! Mine is ' Cute Lil Beaver'....ummmm.
"Hard pounding this, gentlemen; let's see who will pound longest."
The Duke of Wellington, at the Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815)