Submitted: 05-31-2002 by bearfish
The cape 145 is the same boat as the 155, just a little shorter. It compares very closely dimesionally to the Perception Carolina but is clearly superior in quality in all aspects. At 6', 180, it is easier to get into and because of the raised front coaming; it has more leg room vertically. The new System 3 seat can be adjusted for seat back tilt, thigh/leg support/height and the seat back can be adjusted up or down. The seat is padded neoprene and is extremely comfortable. Without a doubt the best out there in this class. I found it to be quite stable and was easy to paddle. The boat tracks very well (I haven't really learned to paddle well so its not fair to pass judgement; but as a novice, I have no difficulty in keeping it fairly straight). At 57 pounds, fairly light easily loaded onto the roof racks. It has two sealed bulkheads with covers that fit very well. Also, deck lashings with recessed fittings. The 145 also comes in great colors especially the fade/mix blues and red to yellow.