Submitted: 04-03-2006 by Neises
Great little boat! The bucket seats & cupholders made this 'luxury canoe' the perfect tool to get me & the wife roughing it outdoors. I actually set out to buy a Spirit II & equip it with seatbacks & cupholders... Saw this one at about one third the cost (already equipped!), and sparkling reviews.
We paddle mostly on a large nearby lake that allows unlimited horsepower, so we've been tossed around by some large wakes. Stays upright and dry, aside from spray of course. Runs over logs & rocks in the shallow alcoves... It's a comfortable seaworthy beater.
Many knock it for being heavy, but it's only ten pounds heavier than the highest rated all-purpose tandems. The problem is not its weight as much as it's awkward -- There is no yoke.
The carry handles are simply web-strap material through a rubber sleeve. They'll break. You can buy fifteen feet of this strap material for $5 at sporting shops & repair easy enough.