Submitted: 06-21-2001 by schmieg
I purchased the Spirit II in Royalex four years ago. We have a lot of rocky streams in our area which influenced my choice. Since then, I have also taken the Spirit II on two extended trips to the Boundary Waters, carrying myself, my wife and my daughter and all of our gear. While it is not light at around 75 pounds (we installed a third seat and some other customizations), it is lighter than my old aluminum battleship and I was able to portage it without difficulty. This is a good all around canoe with good secondary stability, maneuverability, load carrying capability and pretty good speed. If I lived in Minnesota, I would have a touring kevlar boat, but for multiple uses, this canoe is hard to beat.