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Submitted: 03-24-2010 by barmstrong
Just bought a used 14' with rudder and took it out for the maiden voyage today. I've paddled for 6 years now, WW, Sea, and rec yaks. Owned 8 since starting, currently have 4 including this one.
Enough background, the Tsunami handles and accelerates very nicely for its size. I doubt I'd have any problem staying up with longer yaks. It has ok but not great primary stability and very nice secondary stability. It is easily maneuverable and has nice storage. I took it out on a local lake, calm day so didn't really push the envelope. Never lowered the rudder, no need to. I'm 5'11", 215lbs and felt fine. Plenty of storage which stayed dry. However poor design when they didn't separate the day hatch from the back one. I'm giving it an 8 right now, keeping in mind that nothing gets a 10.
Nice boat for the beginner or intermediate!
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