Does anyone have any further info on the new Shadow by Placid Boatworks? Is it a solo tripper?
Not at all
Shadow is a race spec tourer; 16' by 25 max, 22 wl. She will be a tripper for compact paddlers with exquisite balance. Rocker 3" bow, 1,5 stern, Forward speed in excess of 8mph. A flyer.
Solo touring paddlers with gear are mostly better served by RapidFire, 15'X27.5", 24"wl.
The other new solo is SpitFire 13, 13' X 29", 26" wl, a pack canoe to carry more burden a little faster than the SpitFire 12.