Submitted: 02-11-2002 by P.C. Grigg
I have had a Manteo in rasta for almost four years. I bought it as a beginner after paddling it and upon the advice of Shelly Smith and it has taken me through all phases of my growth as a paddler. I have done everthing in this boat. I have hunted, fished, camped, surfed, toured, downhill in the snow and even beach launched into 15' faces. This boat has never failed me.It's great in placid, chop and ROUGH fresh or salt water. I'm a larger paddler 6'0" 250 and I have no problem getting in or out of it. I wish Wilderness systems had put more comfort thought in to the setup ie. Real thigh braces and an advanced seat would complete the package of an all around boat.