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Submitted: 05-22-2001 by Mike Simpson
As a Sea Kayak guide, I am lucky enough to have access to a variety of Sea Kayaks to experiment with. Based on those experiences I am the contented owner of a Current Designs Kevlar Expedition. For the advanced paddler, it is an excellent boat with fair-good initial and great secondary stability. Tracking is excellent and it will turn on a dime if you lean it over. In rough weather it will keep you dry unlike many other boats I've used. It also can carry huge amounts of gear so survival camping is not required. At 50lbs its light enough to be carried easily. It comes standard with a rudder but not really needed unless towing.
Some things that can be improved are as follows: The cockpit is too large and if you can't roll it (it is easy to roll) or dump the water, it will take a while to pump out. Note- CD will move bulkheads for you on request though there is added cost. For the less experienced, an empty Expedition feels kind of unstable and tippy and is much less so when loaded. While not the perfect boat yet, bar none its the best Sea Kayak for me at present.
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