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Name: bcjohnsn

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I have owned a fiberglass layup Spirit II since 2001. I use it primarily for lake trips, such as the Boundary Waters and Quetico. At 54 lbs, it's not the lightest canoe for long portages, but for a guy in his 30's it's definitely doable.

I love the way it tracks through the water with or without gear. I feel comfortable spending the whole day paddling this canoe- good seat placement. I know that fiberglass is tough, but I get nervous using it on rivers as I don't want to damage it on rocks that I might encounter.

I will continue to use this canoe as long as I feel comfortable portaging it up to 1 mile. When I get older (& have more money), I will probably replace it with a lighter Kevlar canoe. For now I love it!