Submitted: 03-16-2000 by PJL
This is not the first kayak I have paddled, but IS the first one I have owned. Having now used it for a year, I am pleased with it as a recreational boat. It will also do well day tripping, with its very dry rear storage hatch. And as a novice's boat, it's the greatest! My 14-year-old niece, who has never paddled before, got in it and couldn't be stopped. She was hooked. I have used it in lakes, slow rivers, and salt marshes. It is wide and comfortable and relatively fast for its dimensions (12' Long, 29" wide). It handles well without the skeg lowered, except in following seas with a stiff breeze.