Submitted: 05-27-2000 by Chris
The Acadia is an excellent all-around boat. It is very stable- I was caught in a bay during a small tornado that caused four-foot swells in my Acadia. I stayed upright, and stayed fairly dry. Tracking on this boat is very straight, and it also turns fairly well, evn without a rudder. My only complaint was speed. As I progressed from a beginner in my Acadia, I started to race competitively. In an open-class race, I got shut down by some real touring kayaks. It wasn't me, since I placed second out of the recreation boats. I just bought a Perception Eclipse, which is a logical step up from the Acadia, in my case. The Acadia is a great boat for beginning kayakers.