Paddlers and polers, Heating things up for this winter's project... I would like to be able to put-in a river go up, then come down. No cars, no hassles. More than a few rivers in my area are suitable. Sure, I can pole my round bottom Huron canoes (14' and 15') but only under 3 conditions: very calm waters, no ducks to make the dog jump around and warm water... A few over-night trips at the most. Me and the dog, that's about 220 lbs total. So no need for a big load canoe. I find the Chestnut Ogilvy is an incredibly sexy canoe... just sliding a hand on the hull near the quarters... ahem... I would take the lines from a 16' by 36'' Ogilvy and bring them down to 15' by 35'' to have a more manageable canoe under a single paddle while retaining the stability necessary for poling. Suggestions, comments? Don't bother redrawing the 16' and use it as is? Other canoes to be considered? Thanks for the input!