Submitted: 12-28-2000 by EMK
Well, I must laugh at the first reviewer's perception of this boat. It is definitely not a beginner's kayak and certainly isn't cheap... the truth is, I've never paddled a more seaworthy kayak than the Nordkapp. It performs better in rough water than still, and if you don't use skill, leaning and sweeping in particular; you'll have a difficult time having any fun. The bow punishes standing waves and the narrow beam allows you to position you paddle anywhere you might need to...you won't be banging the shaft against the deck coaming. Unfortunately, the skeg lever is an annoying obstacle when taking strokes along the side of the boat as I have scraped my knuckles on the lever far too often. An absolutely superb boat, none other its equal.