As it turns out, the canoe I bought on the cheap was designed for whitewater use. It is a Blue Hole OCA 16'. My family is excited to put it to its intended use, but we're not experienced or edumacated on the topic. If you have any insightful online resources or people to contact for on the water help, they would be much appreciated. Ideally, I would love someone who knows about this to take me on a float down the Class 1-2 sections of the Methow sometime the 3rd week of July as we'll be staying out that way. We'll never hit water rougher than this. I've contacted a guide service to see if they can supply someone but have not heard back.