Submitted: 05-27-2000 by Chris
Don't even bother with this boat unless you buy it with a rudder. I tested my Spectrum Basic (No Rudder) out before I bought it, and it was all over the water. This was back when I was a new kayaker, and I thought that I would increase my control as I learned. After purchasing the boat, I paddled a flatwater river with it. I returned the boat the day after I bought it. Yes it is fairly fast and stable, but it sails like a drunk. I traded mine in for an Acadia, which I am very happy with. I can not say that I have tried this boat with a rudder, because even the mention of the name "Spectrum" brings up this ugly incident. Get yourself an Acadia.