Submitted: 06-19-2000 by REM
Highs: this boat is pretty, easy to build, seems fast, and handles pretty rough water well. The kit is a reasonable price. The plywood is cut very precisely and is easy to asemble. It's easy to repair and customize, since once it's built you'll know how to work with glass, epoxy, and plywood. Lows: I haven't got the seat completely comfortable yet, I'm still adding and removing foam padding. The boat needs to be edged a lot to turn. The straps which hold the hatches down work OK, but could be better. Conclusions: Nice boat, a few minor details could be improved. I'd definitely build it again. I haven't paddled/built enough boats to give anything a "10".