Submitted: 10-23-2002 by Gdewitt
We bought our Northwind Kev Crystal Thanksgiving 2001 as an upgrade to the fiberglass Stowe we've had for 10 years. We outgrew the old canoe and looked for a boat that would handle my wife and I, our dog and gear for a week. After paddling several Wenonah's Bells and a Swift, we purchased the Norhtwind as the best of the bunch.
The boat handles like a dream empty or with a full load. Plenty of glide and stability. During heavy winds the boat stayed dry. This is a purchase that exceeded our expectations. Meeting up with 2 other couples for a week trip in Canada this year, low and behold, one of the other couples had purchased a Northwind in Royalex. We were both pleased with the Bell product.