Submitted: 08-04-2003 by mverbeek
Just an update to my earlier review...I couldn't be more pleased with my canoe purchase. The quality is a good as I had expected, and the performance of this canoe has also exceeded expectations. I have now done 3 multiday canoe trips with my Algonquin 17, and it has been an excellent performer. It has good initial and excellent secondary stability when fully loaded. I had enough gear for 4 people, 2 kids and 2 adults in the canoe, and it was consistently the fastest in the group. As far as it's ability to handle rough waters...also very impressive. It tracked well and was very secure feeling. If you are looking for a canoe that can haul large loads, but also perform well for a wide range of uses in many different conditions, you can't go wrong with an Algonquin 17 by Swift.