Submitted: 08-30-2011 by Sam
We bought this boat for my wife who is not an experienced paddler. With no rudder, the boat was the source of much frustration, lots of rocker combined with the chined hull make this boat hook left to right hard and almost uncontrollably at random intervals while paddling. I could not easily control the boat either and I am an experienced paddler, it was a fight the whole way. I mounted a rudder to it to see if that would help and it paddles like a totally different boat. Before the rudder I was afraid we were going to have to sell it, but with the rudder, I can see this boat being in our stable for years to come, glides well and is incredibly maneuverable. Handles the heavy chop of Moosehead Lake (ME), quite well and she can comfortably paddle this boat all day.