Submitted: 03-09-2009 by pruitt1
I bought the kevlar layup for its sheer carrying capacity, and generous freeboard. At 6'4" 200+ lbs, I find the high mounted seat more comfortable vs. the lower mounted designs such as the Merlin II. The higher seat does not seem to affect stability. Of course unloaded with gobs of freeboard and generous rocker, the boat can be a handful in windy conditions, but settles nicely when loaded and is much less wind sensitive. I have a Cooke Cover coming which should improve it's performance in the wind as well. Stays dry in sizeable (2' plus) waves. If you need a solo boat that can haul most anything, and still handle quite nimbly, the Rockstar won't disappoint.