Submitted: 06-29-2010 by Ken
We have had our R84 Nova17 for about 14 years now. Bought it for the Boundary Waters, and have probably spent 3 months total up there in it. We have the webbing seats.
The R84 (Royalite) is significantly lighter than Royalex, but the boat itself has proved indestructible in hard usage. Tracks and cruises OK, doesn't cost an arm and a leg, very good in rough water. We also canoe on the Wisconsin river, and bounce over a lot of logs and such (we're always trying to get down little side channels). We love how the Nova just slides off and over every obstruction we throw at it.