Submitted: 08-09-2011 by EJL
I bought a factory-second FeatherLite 9.5'in 2005 and love it; it's in nearly new condition with only a few scratches after 6 years of occasional summer use.
Very stable and lightweight, this kayak has served my family well. When my youngest was a toddler, he could fit between my legs on a cushion and still leave me (5'5") room to paddle comfortably -- both wearing PFDs of course.
Unlike some reviewers here, I've had no tracking problems. Mostly I use it on calm rivers and salt ponds, but this time I paddled in minimal surf at Scarborough Beach at the opening of Narragansett Bay, RI. It was very stable on low ocean swells, but capsized in surf (entering the Narrow River), filled with water and was too heavy for me to drain by myself when I towed it to shore.