Submitted: 05-11-2011 by Midwest Paddler
I finished building my Coho last spring. Have paddled local lakes and rivers, and done a fair amount of fishing. This boat is a dream to paddle compared to plastic boats. About the only thing I have had trouble doing is turning back upstream on a river with a fairly swift current. A 17' 6" touring kayak just isn't meant to turn on a dime in fast current.
Cohos still turn heads wherever you take them, and it is very satisfying to build one. Like many first time builders, mine was heavier than the 40lbs advertised. (Beginner builders use too much epoxy.)
Build one. You'll be glad you did.