Submitted: 09-05-2000 by c2g
Very nice canoe. We haven't had ours very long, but I've had it out with just one other person, and also with six people (two adults and four
small children) in the boat (about 600 pounds total load). It tracks fairly well, has good initial and excellent secondary stability, and
is easy to maneuver. It glides well also, and we can hold it at a comfortable cruising speed without much trouble. Mad River says
that the Eclipse is similar to the Malecite, but because it is Royalite, it is about $1,000 cheaper. We haven't had any other nice canoes that we can compare it to, but it is a tremendouse
improvement over the aluminum rental boats that we have paddled before. Definitely a boat I would buy again!