Submitted: 02-26-2007 by jb
My wife and I bought 2 Tempest 170's in poly last summer. Even though we had very little experience we couldn't pass up a great deal. The kayaks we bought were on clearance since they were a year or two old. One was also a demo but looked like it had never been out of the shop, not a mark on it.
We have been very happy with our boats. I feel like it was custom fit for me. I describe it as not getting in the kayak but rather, putting it on.
The only complaint I have is a small amount of water getting into the hatches, mostly the forward hatch. I tracked the problem down to a bulkhead that was not completely sealed.
Overall I would have to say this was a fantastic purchase.