Submitted: 09-15-2008 by Rob Grasso
Ocean Kayak Prowler Trident 13. Definitely a great well thought out craft. Pros: lots of storage capacity and well equiped for fishing. Easy to access recessed rod holders. Rod pod is huge benefit to access storage area. Boat well sealed to stay dry. Most of screw holes are molded and not drilled through the shell, a really nice feature. I can stand and cast pretty easily in calm conditions, breezy and it might be a little tipsy. Stable & fast, tracks ok, had a little trouble keeping it straight. I have the rudder version of the Trident 13 and this easily corrects the tracking issue; its also very handy in windy conditions, rudder is key due to the boats size and proneness to being blown around. Cons: Rod pod is a little wide in between legs but workable. Seat area is flat so legs are level, not contoured like you see in a lot of sit on tops, you get increased storage for this so its a tradeoff, especially pulling and putting rods in and out. You may want to invest in a good cushion as there is a slight tendency to slide forward but rod pod keeps you in place. Rudder foot pegs don't appear to have a lot of room for adjusting to different leg lengths and comfort positions. May require some custom modification. Side handles are a little in the way when deep paddling I tended to catch them on the paddle when paddling canoe style. All in all, its a great boat, very pleased!