Submitted: 05-13-2002 by LeeG
Ignore the number. I tried the Cortez out at a demo day, slight breeze, little waves. When the rep. asked if I had a roll,,,he was serious. This is an all out racing kayak hiding as a "sea kayak", one caveat, I'm not a racer but have been paddling awhile. I suspect few people will have the horsepower to make use of the design but those animals familiar with 18" wide surf-skis will feel right at home. This is one of those anomalous boats like the LookshaII, but this one seems to make more sense from what I've seen of racing hulls, shallow arch bottom with v'd sides, minimal overhangs. Not sure if the rudder is the best rudder for a racing boat. This is "out in the ozone" territory for the average paddler but "in the ballpark" for folks that can fly on the water.