Submitted: 09-11-2008 by De3
I own a Pal Kev/spectra - bought new last year. I paddle the canoe solo on flat water with 3 large dogs each weighing in the 70-90 lb range each.
The canoe is extremely stable, primary stability excellent. My dog managed to put the canoe practically on its side getting out without tipping the boat.
I had the bow seat removed for space, at 48 lb the Kev/Spec is not ultralight and that would be the only downside in my view.
The low-profile and low free-board is a dream in the wind -its an all round great boat and as a relative novice, I am very confident in this boat. It's sturdy and well made.
If it were available one day in Super ultra-light (under 40 lbs) that for me would be the perfect boat... as a woman solo paddler I'd like something around 35 lbs.