Submitted: 05-15-2003 by ibmikie
I had a Necky Spike for 3 years. The spike is great for short touring and is relitivly fast for a boat of its size. I paddled it in the bay to bay race, and cruzed past scramblers with ease. The spike is great for exploring, but for fishing, or a dive platform, look elswhere. The boat is solid and water tight, with lots of hardware. On the down side, The Spike sits low in the water, so be prepared to get wet and sit in a puddle. The front main hatch is on the small side, and the boat is too unstable to open it while afloat. over all this is a great performer, but I would rather trade some performance for stability.