Submitted: 03-25-2009 by pablosteph
We took our new Royalex Spirit II on it's maiden voyage on the Hillsborough River last weekend. Mom, Dad, boys (6 & 12)and minimal gear.
What a sweet canoe! Plenty stable for the family, but not sluggish. Much nicer than any other general purpose canoe we have paddled. The little bit of oil-canning of the hull made for easier sliding over logs (river was LOW!). That's the beauty of Royalex.
Would like to try it solo, but the thwart behind the front seat won't let you paddle it backwards from that seat. Center seat would be great, but would be hard to take two kids. I'll experiment with it.
Wenonah is worth the $ for us.