Submitted: 01-02-2009 by Pamlico_14
Even though I do not own this boat, I had a chance to Demo it and I paddled it for a good length of time. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this kayak performed, especially for its small size. It tracked like it was on rails, and turned with ease. The Manitou Sport also could accelerate from a dead stop easily, and could go pretty fast. I could paddle it about as fast as my Pamlico 140 and it was easier to accelerate because it wasn't so much boat to handle. Overall, it was an 11 footer that tracked like a boat 3 or 4 feet longer. And, it was highly outfitted, and the plastic was durable. I'd say this is the best kayak under 12' I've ever paddled.