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Submitted: 12-16-2013 by DAVID ALLEN
Just bought the 2013 version and it was a pain to put together but it is very sturdy and ez to navigate. The weight is less than 20 pounds and is a great kayak once assembled. I will never take it apart because it will take tooo long. It is light enough for child to carry and load. The weight is the only good thing about it. I have modified mine with inner compartments that I can load a day's worth of rations in, plus I bought an aftermarket seat to replace the crappy one. I only paid $169 for a brand new Monarch 1 ten footer. Good deal I think.