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Submitted: 05-22-2002 by krwahl63
The Guide 147 is a joy. I bought one and use it on the Connecticut River in the Essex area for the most part. It's primary stability is okay and the secondary stablity (due to the chine) is superior. When larger boats throw a wake, it rides right on top like a duck. With larger, 9" paddles, I can bring her up into the wind or current without a worry. The main thing is that you need to "read" the water with her... watch for puffs of wind and current eddies and streams and ride them accordingly. When used in this fashion, she tracks and rides in a most comfortable fashion.