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Canoe fans get their fill at annual ECOS boat sale

Kathy Earl of Albany fastens a kayak she purchased to the roof of her car at the Niskayuna Community Center on Aqueduct Road in Niskayuna on Saturday.
Kathy Earl of Albany fastens a kayak she purchased to the roof of her car at the Niskayuna Community Center on Aqueduct Road in Niskayuna on Saturday.
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What wasn’t to love about this canoe? For starters, it had only been paddled six times since 1989. And you could tell by looking at it. Its forest-green Royalex exterior — composed of heat-treated vinyl, hard plastic and foam — looked smooth and polished. It’s an Old Town, so that means it’s of good quality. And it doesn’t weigh too much, maybe 60 pounds, so it’s ideal for regular octogenarian hoisting. “Look at the bottom ...


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