Submitted: 04-30-2007 by JB
Its a good Yak for the $$.good fishing platform for small rivers streams, and flats. Good foot rests. Pelican can keep their paddle. spend the money on improvements. handles ok. Plows the water like all short, wide, sitons. Tracks ok. Am a big paddler 220# paddled in 8" of water. stayed dry. Would reccomend it to someone not looking for blazing performance but wants a decent fishing platform.Dry well accomidates a small milk crate perfectly. It will sink so if you paddle in deep water install some flotation. Hatch keeps things pretty dry. Install some double stick foam insulation, does the trick!
Recomended changes: Seat pad to put you in leaning forward position. Higher backrest for extended paddling. Glue down a can cooler where the cup holder is. Get a Scotty deck mount pole holder and install it closer to seat. I am 6'1" and still can reach original.
Inexpensive Kayak I don't worry about dinging up. very tough material that ram -x. hit lots of rocks,stones, scraped bottom, very little damage. Good value. Gets even better with the improvments