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Submitted: 03-28-2009 by Innishmere
As a dealer for Prijon in the 1990's, I spent many hours researching the best products and most advanced manufacturing techniques available. No North American products (or any other for that matter) came close to Prijon's. While driving to attend the Charleston Kayak festival in 1994, I witnessed a Seayak blow off a trailer ahead of me on I-95. The boat was promptly run over by a Cadillac. After some hand wringing and inspections to show the car was unscathed, the boat (with diagonal tire tracks straddling the cockpit and the hull rather flat) was unceremoniously loaded back on the trailer where the driver proceeded to Charleston. When the trailer arrived and the boat was tossed (yes, with no care) on the grass at the park, a few hours in the hot sun revealed a perfect hull once again with "custom" tire tread markings. The boat was sold at the Symposium with full disclosure. I am sure it is still paddling today. TOUGH is putting it lightly when you describe this boat. I have pitch polled this boat while surfing in 8 - 10' seas and come through without a scratch (on the hull). With float bags (or bulkheads) the boat can be completely swamped and still not go down. Weathercocking can be a concern for the novice, but with a secondary lean, or a shift on the paddle shaft, corrections are simple with the most precise response available in any plastic boat out there. Rolling is easy, and handrolling is a pure delight in this boat. My wife's boat is 16 years old and looks like new. This boat is a value and a half and the best bang for the buck going. Buy one, buy two (one for your mate or a friend), they can quite honestly, be the last kayaks you'll ever need to own.
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