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Submitted: 06-18-2001 by mickalous
I looked at many types of boats at the paddlefest. Because I am 6'3" tall, many of the boats I tried did not fit. It came down to 4 boats. But of all the boats, the Storm seemed to be the quickest and most maneuverable. I got a good deal on the 2000 model. Due to the reviews here I knew of the problems with the plastic.
My wife tried it and wants one too. The lever to put down the rudder is a really nice feature, Although the rudder does not deploy all the way down. Just 90 percent of the way. I have not had any oil canning problems yet, but can see how it would happen. I do have a few deep scratches. I expect to hit it with a torch to clean them up at the end of the year.
All in all I love the boat and accept the problems.