The boat is slow - similar to the Pack, but will be great for a solo canoe trip. As a solo boat she is very stable. I wish it was 2 or 3" narrower and had a keel like the Pack or the Carleton (fiberglass), but for what it is I am happy - and since I have different boats for different needs, the solo Hunter has a place in my small fleet.
Today was the first time on the water, and after a short time getting used to a rhythmic j-stroke, she performed well. With one of my kayak paddles, she handled well. I'm glad to have her in the fleet - along with 2 other Royalex canoes and 3 classic wood canoes (1 restored, 1 in process and another in queue).
She won't be my "daily driver," or the one I take on trips, but on the days I just want a slow paddle - she fits the bill