Submitted: 07-09-2007 by Pango
I purchased a Sevylor Tahiti last year but found several problems with it:
* I punctured the floor in three places the first time I took it in a shallow creek. It patched up just fine, but I was very disappointed.
* It's too heavy, bulky and slow to inflate for my needs.
* I hate to say it, but it's embarrassing to be seen in a big yellow plastic blow-up boat.
I took the Tahiti to a campground near a local reservoir and paddled it like a kayak every morning. I know it sounds shallow, but I was embarrassed by the yellow plastic boat when fishing and ski boats passed by. I purchased the skeg, but it still does not track well at all--it's like paddling a raft.
I don't want to go into a lot of bad detail since many people seem to like it, and I guess it's not bad for around $100, but it's still a single-walled inflatable pool toy that's too big for a pool.