Submitted: 03-02-2000 by MDL
A first kayak for me and it has been very satisfactory. However, the first Loon 138 I took home had a pronounced warp to it, apparently from being at the bottom of a stack or being stored improperly. I took it back to the dealer and insisted on an exchange which was accomplished. Have had no problems since. I was surprised at how easily it scuffed and scratched, but mostly cosmetic. I also ordered the hatch kit directly from Old Town and, for the $50 price, was not at all impressed with it. The hatch was pretty crude, and no gasketing or edging for the cutout was provided (I'll probably make my own if I install it), and I'm now trying to decide whether to install it or not. Other than that, a fun vehicle.