Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information.               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile
Product Reviews - Send Message

You are responding to the following review:

Submitted: 10-29-2001 by cris

I purchased a Kevlar Looksha IV. It is a beautiful boat, but I have not found similar experiences in chop as described above by other owners. I learned, and was later told, that it tracks poorly. I must use the rudder in almost any chop. Perhaps it is too light for me (140 pounds). I have become very nervous about taking it out in any weather that may produce chop, and am finding I am not enjoying the boat except in very sheltered areas. I have never felt "tippy" in it, however. Except in chop, in which it sways side to side, I feel very stable. I am not yet accomplished enough to enjoy its responsiveness on turns. I own a plastic Necky Narpa, and the experience is totally different in choppy water - the boat is totally fun. The difference in the two boats is 20 pounds in weight, and the different shaped hull. the Narpa has a V shaped hull, and the Looksha has a double chime. The narpa tracks well for me, and I rarely use the rudder. I will probably sell the Looksha after next season if I cannot overcome the problems of its poor tracking.
Your E-mail Address:

Please enter 1234 (spam prevention, thanks!)

Your Message:

* All you need to do is submit the form above and an email message will be sent to the owner of the ad you are enquiring about.

Bicycle and Kayak along Island Shores
San Juan Islands
See Whales & Eagles

Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us


©2014 Inc.