Most Recent Reviews
What a nice sweet little boat! Especially good for beginners as it has nice primary stability, as well as lots of secondary stability. I got this for my wife in an ultra light kevlar layup. Under 40 lbs so she can walk it around by herself. And she feels confident out on the water. My Prism was a little too much for her. The speed of the boat is quite good as well. And I like using it in small streams and rivers with lots of twists and turns as it's pretty maneuverable.
Awesome canoe for a solo person. I've used it to go canoe camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, general fish, general recreation, exercise, down river racing, and exploring. Great long glide for each stroke. Fast, very maneuverable considering the speed type of design. Great secondary stability. And even a great looking boat in the lightweight kevlar layup or better. I've gotten all sorts of admiring words from strangers. Many of which are not even fellow canoe people.
Forget about sitting in the middle position in the boat for solo use. It makes the bow plow in the water and the boat wanders - big or small paddler. Sit in the rear position and it works out much better. Never tried it with two paddlers. Looked like it would be too crowded. But then I am 6'2" and 230 lbs, so with two smaller people it might be fine. My girlfriend uses the boat and likes it as she is a novice paddler and enjoys the stability.
Pros: Very stable, and quite quick for the effort expended. Canoe paddle or kayak paddle works well. Whatever you prefer. I tried both in the boat and to my surprise I like using the canoe paddle in it better.
Cons: Very uncomfortable seating. The seat is a nightmare, and the sides of the boat itself are too narrow. No room for your legs. Even less room in the boat for gear.
Final thought: My advice - get a canoe if you want access to gear, or a kayak if you want the efficiency.