Submitted: 06-18-2009 by LWB
I just bought a 2009 Patriot Deluxe Angler from Gander Mountain. It's my first kayak, but I had done quite a bit of research to, including this site. Took it out on a windy day at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. I was pleasantly surprised at the stability, relative easy of paddling and tracking. I'm 6'1", 230 and found at this kayak works well for me. A couple of waves splashed on me, but nothing unexpected. I found the rod holder a little too far forward to get to easily and wish it had a few more bungees. All in all, I would say that this is an outstanding buy.