Submitted: 06-19-2008 by gooberpup
A huge step up from an Otter. Very comfortable seat with great back support. A good amount of dry storage (that really stays dry) for an overnight trip. Turns are slower and require a good size radius because of the length. Tracks extremely well, even in rough waters.
I've used the kayak on lakes with winds from calm to 40+ miles an hour. Even with the larger waves from the strong winds, the kayak proved very stable. The small dry storage in the front could use a better seal: don't put electronics on the bottom. You will collect a little water in it. There is a lot of leg space. The foot pedals are great and very adjustable. They help a lot with stability in strong winds and waves. The wide body keeps your speed down, but is great for kicking your feet over the edge and pulling out a book on flat water and just relaxing.
I couldn't be happier with my new kayak!