Took my canoe down to the river and had a short paddle. She floats and moves easily. Hard to steer against the river current, but I've had a total of about two hours paddling practise in my life, so there is a lot to learn. The fabric oozes a bit in places, but I get far more in by splashing my paddle, so I don't think it is a problem. I have put an extra coat of varnish on her, which will fill a few pin pricks.
Not easy to paddle and steer against quite a strong current. Much practice needed, but I'm pleased with the boat