Submitted: 08-26-2010 by Tom Hart
I see lots of reviews mentioning the lack of rocker on the solo plus...in the give and take of boat design, lack of rocker gives a long smooth waterline which translates into good flatwater boat speed. That said, when leaned over the rounded shape on the sides translates into rocker. Leaning hard is relatively easy--almost natural--paddling solo, making the solo plus ok for up to about class 2 solo. paddled tandem as you approach class 2 the narrow bow limits you more then the maneuverability....in waves or drops with even a small person in front the bow goes under pretty easy.
All in all, a great boat for 1 or 2. We even canoe camp and take it thru the 1+ with 2 people and lots of gear 'cause canoe camping is about being comfortable!