Submitted: 06-11-2007 by shogun555
This is a recreational touring kayak made of a 2-layer polyethylene. It has the lines of a sea kayak although with a large (50"x19") cockpit. Molded seat with padding and hinged backrest. It has a bulkhead and watertight compartment in the stern along with a waterproof hatch within that compartment. Bungy cords on the fordeck. Adjustable foot pedals.
This kayak rides nice and low in the water and with its 28" beam and 13' length travels and tracks very well. Its large cockpit makes entry and exit a breeze. Handles waves very well but you'd definitely need a skirt in breakers or really windy heavy seas. Definitely not a roll boat!
A very nice boat to fish out of with lots of room ahead and behind the seat for gear and tackle.
A bit heavy for a boat this size (56 lbs.) but that's to be expected with this type of material.
The inside edges of the cockpit are rough, the molding process could have been done with more care and that's why I'm giving this a 9 instead of a 10.
All in all, a very comfortable, great looking, easy paddling, safe kayak which gives the paddler a feel of being in a longer boat in spite of its mere 13' length. Canadian Tire Corp. had them on sale for $649 CAD! A real deal!