Submitted: 06-27-1999 by Mike C.
We-no-nah Spirit II in Royalex. I have one of the first dozen Royalex Spirit IIs, so I've had plenty of time to gather my thoughts on the boat. First, it doesn't feel like a Royalex boat. It feels solid, rigid, and responsive, and manages to combine great tracking with maneuverability. I've matched it with a classic composite Old Town Canadien, and the Spirit II was faster and less twitchy, but turned just as well. I've also switched on-and-off with a Penobscot, and find the Spirit II just seems to do what I want it to more effortlessly. An excellent boat that will do many things very well.