Submitted: 08-01-2002 by atr62
I strongly agree with JPL. The Tropic II is a very good value. It's a good riding boat and with two people onboard it sit well in the water. Paddling solo from the rear seat tends to raise the bow up a bit high, but if you seat in the middle seat it cruises quite level. The only ill affect from paddling solo from the middle seat is that you sit a little high, raising the center of gravity, thus providing a less stable ride. Regardless, it's a great tandem for beginners and great value and lots of fun. For value I give a 10, for performance I give a 7, overall I give an 8.