Submitted: 03-05-2000 by Thaddeus
I've owned 5 kayaks and have tested several more and I find that the Carolina is the best boat I've owned so far. She's fast, tracks very well without a rudder and feels extremely stable in all conditions. I had a Sea Lion, and I think the Carolina is a safer, more stable yak. The cockpit is comfortable (190# 5'10") and my dog rides in the back (I cut out the small rear hatch and made a custom cockpit for my pooch) My girlfriend got a Carolina too and *LOVES* it. She's new to kayaking and she's already planning a trip to the Keys. If you plan to go out in the ocean, get the rudder option, otherwise you really don't need it.
P.S. - Perception has fixed the bungee problem as far as I can tell.