Submitted: 07-29-2002 by GA
My wife and I rented a Pamlico for the weekend for use in the Pamlico Sound around Bath, NC. It did not perform well in the body of water for which it's named. A rudder would probably have helped. Also, the lack of a rudder can create marital problems when paddling tandem. Boat also accentuated the fact we need to loose weight. This boat may be fine for flat water, lakes, creeks and slow rivers, but it was a bit scary in the sound. If purchasing, perhaps consider the longer Pamlico Excel with rudder. I did find it very steady, but tracked poorly. After paddling a real touring sea kayak, it's hard to go back to a recreational boat. Seats were great, though. And, I liked the piece of mind of the built in floatation.