Submitted: 09-05-2006 by mainman
This is my second summer with the Cobra Navigator. This is the model that has been replaced by the Navigator XF, which has the same shape and dimensions but weighs a few pounds more because of added deck space for rod holders. This is a good recreational kayak. Very, very stable. I take it out into the opean ocean out here in So. Cal and it handles rough chop and decent size swells very well. Its speed is as good as any other SOT that I have paddled in its length, 12', 6". My model is also very light, 44lbs. Easy to cartop. I think the new XF is 47 lbs. My only complaint is that it lists significantly to starboard when no one is in it. However, it does straigthen out and paddle straight when I am in it. All in all, a very good recreational SOT. I give it a 9.