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The 12 ft SpitFire Placid Boatworks canoe is a great boat. My husband and I both also paddle kayaks and this a nice lighter weight alternative. We do not take it when the river is low (Susquehanna River in northeastern PA) but very fun to paddle when we don't have to worry too much about dragging on rocks. (Plastic kayaks good for that.) It does not track quite as well as the 12 ft Pungo or 12 ft Carolina, but we paddled in a headwind and they did well. Great if you are camping with gear, though I would check about a cover for rain and sun screen. Seats surprising comfortable.

Duralite Pungo 120. Super boat! Love the lighter weight and durability of this boat. I understand they do not use this material for boats anymore, not sure why. Fun to paddle and tracks well. Right size for someone my size 5'5" and 145 lbs. I can load to car top myself if I have to. Not as stiff as the newer Ultralight material, but I think a more durable boat. I paddle the Susquehanna in northeastern PA.

Aqua-Bound Surge carbon fiber paddle is great! I always tell friends to buy the best paddle they can afford and to test paddles. I also tested a Bending Branches light weight paddle, but liked the Surge better. My husband was about ready to trade in his kayak for a different model, then switched to a Surge paddle, he said it made all the difference.

Pungo 120 Duralite. I am new to kayaking and tried a few shorter boats first (too squirrelly for the flat Susquehanna River), then tried the new Pungo Duralite. Very stable and at 39lbs I could lift it to car rack by myself. Enjoying it very much.