Submitted: 12-16-2009 by D Bird
Long Term Update:
I really like this boat! It's been on several trips down Central Texas Rivers since 10/2008. It handles great in rapids and is very quick & straight on flat water. Storage options are fantastic. The rod pod opens the entire inside of the boat to storage and easy access.
My only complaint is the scupper holes. They are very vulnerable to river rocks. Two trips down the Devil's River and the scuppers are heavily damaged. Probably won't make too many more trips before blowing out. Ocean Kayak needs to place the scuppers in a channel like Wilderness Systems and Malibu has theirs. This is my only complaint, but it's a big one. If you intend to have your SOT in shallow rocky rivers, you might look for an alternative. Ask the guys at Austin Kayak which of their rental boats need the most repairs.