Submitted: 10-20-2008 by spahi
Strengths: Tracks very good, although, mine seems to slip to the right slightly. Stability is also very good. While Iíve only been in very small waves (1 foot) it does not seem to be effected by them at all and I suspect it would handle quite nice in the surf. That is probably because this boat is a solid as a tank.
Weakness: this boat is as solid (and heavy!) as a tank. I canít carry it more than a dozen or so feet without putting it down. Iím used to throwing my 12í Pungo over a shoulder and carrying it 100+ yards to the water. With this boat you must park close to the water or have help with it. Turning is not the best, but itís not awful either.
I have not been fishing with this boat, but I can imagine it would be very good for that because of its stability. There is also a small hatch right in front of the seat which is very convenient to put small gadgets or snacks. Thereís tons of room for gear and the specs say it handles nearly 500lbs. I got mine with the high back seat (which installs and removes very easily), the "A" hatch in the front and the small "o" hatch in front of the seat. The large "A" hatch provides excellent access to the cargo space below deck. I am able to store several paddles and life jackets in the space. I do not however have a hatch in the rear and I believe it could be very valuable to have.