Submitted: 05-05-2006 by srs029
I'm starting my second season with a Twin Otter and I might have enough hours in to make my opinion worthwhile. First, this is a versatile boat. It's a whole different animal than its 9.5' little brother. If you only get to have one kayak, you could do worse. Very stable either solo or tandem. Kind of heavy but bulletproof. Kind of beamy, but not piggishly slow once you put in the hours to learn how to paddle it. You won't win races but you won't tip, either. Quite seaworthy in a variety of conditions. Holds a lot of creature comforts--great for solo camping. A few necessary accessories and modifications to address the problems listed previously; Solo spray skirt--Seals "Sneak". Order one for an Old Town Predator K140 and it fits perfectly. REI can help.
Foot braces--Werner's from Rutabaga. Mount right behind the stock ones for solo use. Tandem skirt--Wilderness Systems Tandem Mini. Good splash skirt. As others have said, keep it trimmed level. If you have trouble with the tracking, paddle more. You'll get it.