Submitted: 12-26-2001 by ben
I own a kodiak and several other models and think extreamly high of this boat. I read anouther reviewers comments and was displeased. I believe prions boats are not the most pleasing to the eye, and if all you want is a boat that looks good in the garage, dont buy the kodiak, but if you are looking for a boat that you will not grow out of, and that has the performance that compares to a composite, then the kodiak is for you, if it fits you. The material, though its not very pleasing to the eye, is the most durable of any and is as stiff as a composite. As for the deck rigging, i thought it looked bad at first, but the nets are very usefull, they will hold many things that bunjee cord will not. They did not make this boat for stability, but give the boat a couple of hours and you will get used to it. Once you learn to edge a boat, you will love the kodiak.
So, if you are looking for the most durable, longest lasting and a super performing kayak that you will not have to upgrade in a couple of months and you are willing to take a couple of hours to learn how to kayak, get the kodiak(if you can fit, if not go on a diet). If you are into your into kayaking because it is the latest fad and looking for a kayak that looks good to your friends as it hangs in the garage, get into anouther sport.