Submitted: 09-09-2008 by JIM
Just bought Dirigo from REI; paddled Sand Harbor at Tahoe and totally enjoyed the day. Tracks great for a non-rudder boat. Did the Truckee river (Class II-III) Went through the whitewater park without incident.
Does take work to paddle through low-water rocks. Need a spray skirt for river work due to open cockpit. Would not take it on class IV EVER.
My 9 rating is due to the front water-proof compartment - LEAKS as mentioned. Back compartment is truly water tight.