Submitted: 05-12-2006 by deano55
Just got a Manitou 14 after paddling a Manitou 13 for a while. What the 14 gives up in initial stability and maneuverability, it more than makes up for in speed, and the way it handles in wind and waves. Plus, even though it's a foot and a half longer, it's only four pounds heavier than the 13. The seat is the same very comfortable seat of the 13. If this boat had a 3/8" pad under the footpegs, and better thigh stabilization, I would have given it a 10 (I added those myself).