Submitted: 12-14-2007 by Merimac
I recently purchased a Manitou and I am really impressed with the boat. I have been kayaking for about 20 years and have owned eight boats over these years. I took my Manitou out in the open Pacific today and found that it performed perfectly. Tracking, maneuvering, handling swells and waves, all done beautifully. The cockpit size is perfect for my 6"3" frame. Weight was a big factor for me because of back problems. At 45 lbs. this kayak is ideal.
Necky has corrected the only gripe from owners of the Manitou series. Adjusting straps for the seat used to be attached to the sides of the cockpit where they got in the way of your legs. Necky listened and corrected this. The Manitou is a fantastic boat.