Submitted: 08-07-2006 by shirlann
I have been paddling for 7 years and I recently had the opportunity to use a 13'+ Sonoma and due to my height, 5'2", and the depth of this boat, it was not a good fit. For me it was tippy. It is a beautiful boat, glides through the water well, leans fine, and tracks well. But in my opinion it is not a boat for a short legged person as it was difficult to get a grip on the thigh braces (my leg inseam is 28"), even with the foot braces in the correct position. Those that are taller would likely love it, but it was not for me. I'll take a shallower, more narrow boat any day. This why it's important to "try before you buy!"