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Submitted: 08-03-2011 by KL2BE
We use this kayak in true wilderness areas in Alaska. In places like Resurrection Bay and Ketchimack Bay the ability of an expedition kayak to handle rough seas is a life and death issue; you can leave on glassy water and have 4 foot quare waves a little bit later with just a little wind blowing against a tidal current. The Northstar excels in stability; it's weight and durability are a real plus in a wilderness setting. This is an SUV of Kayaks, don't get it if you want a roadster. Do get it if you're going places where you will be on your own a long way from Port.
PS: has the best seat/backrest of any expedition kayak on the market!