Are CLC boats as durable as plastic or fiberglass craft?

It's easiest to think of CLC boats as fiberglass boats with a wood core. All of our kayaks and most of our other craft are completely sheathed in layers of fiberglass fabric. (In its natural state, fiberglass and epoxy is perfectly clear, which is why you can still see the wood on CLC boats.) With this strong sheathing, we expect you to use and abuse your CLC design like you would any fiberglass boat. The only exception is Class 2 or above whitewater: wood-cored boats are not suitable for prolonged bouncing off rocks.