Submitted: 07-03-2006 by mikeveg
This is an update to my Heritage Merlin review. The Merlin was, I believe, the base model Featherlite, without a seat or hatch. The new Featherlite 14 has addressed my comments regarding the softness of the plastic, as well as recontouring the deck for more footroom. The rear compartment is now waterproof, with a big rubber hatch (am I the only one who HATES rubber hatches? Heritage used to use the Viking ABS hatch. Glad I bought one from them before they discontinued them!) I'm really impressed with the new boat, and I suspect that with the stiffer plastic hull, she'll be even more responsive. The boat is a great value, and, I think, a really beautiful craft.