Submitted: 07-08-2008 by RCD
I'm an experienced paddler. Have owned numerous touring boats. Bought two Santa Cruze kayaks for use as 'tenders' for our mother ship here in Juneau, Alaska.
FAR exceeded my expectations on performance, stability, and all-around practicality. Lots of different people use these boats when visiting us and they all remark on how well they work.
12' length is manageable for loading/carrying on our boat. Large cockpits are a big benefit for entering the kayaks from the deck of the big boat. High bow prevents water over the deck.
A bit less maneuverable than some similar boats, but they track far better, a good compromise.