Amazing boat. I can easily see why the Spirit II is Wenonah number one selling boat. After going to the BWCA a handful of time and being in my late teens I bought what I could afford, a 100 lb grummand canoe. After being employed I decided to buy a "real BWCA canoe" and shopped around a bit before going to Midwest Mountaineering. With some research and guidance from the sales team I landed on the Wenonah Spirit II. I spent 100s of hours in the boat taking very close care of it, always stored inside, and waxed it every other year. The boat tracks extremely well for a wider touring boat, very stable for a fishing boat, and carries an incredible load. It was a sad day when I sold it a few years ago, but I needed to make room for my Champlain with the growing family.