Submitted: 05-05-2011 by Lnoether
Bought my Necky first week of January 2011. It is my first kayak and I was a little apprehensive about the whole idea of paddling at my age 66 but I wanted to do it. My Looksha has surpassed all my expectations. I have about 75 hours of paddling under my belt and have tried other kayaks but happily climb back into my Necky.
It has proven to be exceptionally stable, maneuverable, fast and fun. I load it on top of my Ford Explorer all by myself and have had no problem with it at all. I live in Florida and have paddled the Gulf waters, Weeki Wachee River, Silver River, Crystal River, Homosassa River, Rainbow River, Hillsboro River and the Peace River. Went on two camping paddling trips and my only regret is I didn't do this many years ago. I get nice comments on my Cloud blue kayak everywhere I take it.
My only negative of the Necky Looksha is that I have a heck of a time getting the neoprene hatch seals back on, if that can really be a negative. Not one drop of water have I found in either the forward or aft dry compartments. Even in windy choppy gulf waters, I have never capsized. I weigh 220 lbs and am 6'1" and am totally stable in my Necky. My Necky is Rotomolded