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Submitted: 06-10-2014 by Acewray

The Good:
A very user friendly poly boat that tracks, hold speed, and is comfortable for multiple hours - it is just as fast as my WS Tempest 170 Pro!
Roomy cockpit provides ample wiggle room with easy entry/exits so no shoehorn required.
Lots of storage space makes it ideal for multi night camping.
Hard chines provide good initial and secondary stability with well defined limits before passing the threshold.

The Bad:
A big boat that may be too much for a smaller person.
Not a good ocean surfer, tends to get wave driven very quickly and before paddler input can control direction - no whitewater or narrow rivers please.
Sadly the forward port started to crack and fail early - it basically became brittle, not dry rot. (Replacement ports are readily available and common)
Oilcanning and ripples along the belly even with the hard chines.

The Other:
This boat would be a solid 9+ had the body held up longer. FYI all my boats get 3 point suspended strap storage in the shade/dry. You would expect memory loss on a boat stored in the sun, water, or on the belly. I feel thin poly is the culprit and limits the lifespan. It's still a great design though.
I've had this one on the Gulf, rivers, and to the Apostle Islands.

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