Submitted: 06-15-1999 by JD
I am brand new to kayaking. I tried many different brands and models of kayaks and found the Carolina perfectly suited to my needs. I love the stability, manueverabilty, speed and comfort of this kayak! Granted, I haven't tried it on anything but a small lake in fairly calm conditions. I'll be taking it on an extended trip off of Cape Cod later on in the summer and will post my updated review then.
On the negative side, I think the hatch openings are too small and the rubber hatch covers can be difficult to handle and that's what stops me from giving it a 10 out of 10 rating.
Given the relativley low cost of this craft and all of it's fine attributes I highly recommend this kayak (again I am just getting into the sport so take my recommendation for what it's worth!).