Submitted: 06-08-2007 by soloist
WOW! There's nothing this boat doesn't do well. Carries and cartops easily, handles wind and waves nicely, turns on a dime, tracks amazingly well for such a short boat and seems to be bulletproof (no Kevlar pun intended). After doing the research and paddling many, I believe this is the finest "pack" canoe (essentially an open-topped kayak paddled with a double blade) on the planet. If you're not paddling huge water with 2+' waves (Placid's RapidFire is better for that), this boat does it all and does it very, very well. You can find a lighter boat, but most are fragile. The SpitFire is a great combination of rugged, good looking and svelte. You can also get fabric spray covers that attach to the topside, making the boat a "convertible kayak." Bravo Placid Boatworks for a great product!