I'd second that one. Get something like an Ally, and you not only have a quite decent canoe, but also one that you can carry on public transport (coach or rail, for example). If you are one of the expedition people you can save big money; it is far cheaper not to have to transport your canoe on the outside of a bush plane.How about a folding or inflatable canoe? Then you can store it in its bag in the house no problem, and if you're like one of the SOTP members you can use it on public transport so you don't even need a car.
That pic is four years old from the day I bought it. Batons were added within a week for the gunnals to sit on. Thanks for your concern though.And rightly so; the canoe is likely to go out of shape eventually. Center it over one of the cabinets(?) and it will be a much happier canoe.