Submitted: 02-18-2002 by Andrew D.
Have a Polypropylene 2000 Breeze and a Polypropylene 2001 Storm, racked-up many km in each. The Storm is much smoother in almost any water. Have not witnessed any "oil-canning" in the Storm that others have spoke of and I am a big fellow, (194lbs).
Only two beefs with the Storm, both easily repairable in minutes; the rudder lever needed a little adjustment right out of the wrapper; done in less than 2 minutes. The other was a bit more of a P/O as I was in high-water, mid-January when it occurred. If you buy a Storm, check the crimps that hold the foot pedal cabling - mine popped out quite easily, unfortunately, the very first day out in the water.
I have now re-crimped the cable with a larger crimp and even dropped a bit of crazy-glue into the crimp before clamping it. Otherwise, the Storm is the best under-$2000.00 boat that I have tried so far, (at least 20 other sub 2-Grand boats).
The Storm's rudder is easily moved up and down, its storage is sufficient for at least a week of touring, (lots of top-straps as well as two storage ports with a total of 152 litres of storage), and the seat, while not perfect, is better than most in this $ class, ($1400 – $1800.00).