Submitted: 09-15-2007 by happyaquaticmammal
Spent the first 7 years paddling a 12' Pungo, and this boat is quite a step up! True, the seat needs work to bring it up to today's ergonomic standards, but I've been VERY pleased with the boats overall handling.
No rudder on mine (got her second hand, and for a 14 year old boat this thing is in incredible shape!), but it tracks just fine--just keep in mind it is a soft chine and requires a bit more from its pilot than just a forward stroke.
Paddled in protected and unprotected waters, and class II-III rivers, and have felt comfortable and had a blast with them all. Awaiting arrival of factory thigh braces and am eager to install them--can only make for an even more incredible boating experience!
Can't say enough good things about this boat. If you're still in a rec boat, it's time to take the next step-you won't regret it!