Submitted: 06-15-1999 by Mark
I have a rendevous with the kevlar center rib design with a foot brace. The boat tracks excellent in a river with a current. It is rated for class III whitewater, and I have taken it out in the open ocean in 4-5 foot waves (lots of fun). It is an excellent play boat for rivers; it will catch an eddy as fast as you can heel it over. Very stable and agile. It tracks OK in still water, but it is not a good lake boat. With 2.5" rocker, it is affected by wind a lot. The bow has 14" of rise, so it is a sail in a head wind. For any kind of river running up to 4 foot waves, I would recommend it for the most versatile boat for one person to own. It runs, it camps, it tracks, it catches eddies, It's the most fun you can have by yourself (in a canoe).