Submitted: 07-25-2011 by GFR
DO NOT PURCHASE A HERITAGE FEATHERLITE 12! Based on the design characteristics and potential manufacturing defects, some Featherlite 12's will not track at all.
Like other posts on this product, after a reasonable cruising speed, the boat will begin to hook to the left requiring aggressive correction strokes to straighten out. DON'T BOTHER CALLING HERITAGE AS THEY WILL NOT HELP YOU. They will insist there is nothing wrong with the boat and refer it back to the dealer. It's not a dealer issue, Heritage should take responsibility, but they won't! IMHO, anyone looking for a fun to paddle recreational kayak should steer clear of this product, look at other brands. Heritage says they see opportunity in the recreational market, but if this is their response to problems they may not be as successful as they like. Read the other posts on this site and others, there is a "common theme" with some Featherlite 12's and Heritage should "fess up."