Submitted: 10-11-2002 by paddlinunit
The Santee is an extremely well designed & well crafted boat for the money. The look (beautiful!)& weight (33 lbs) of fiberglass for much less $$. A surprising amout of dry storage with bow & stern hatches (but, at 6'3", I'd trade a few inches of that bow storage for legroom!) Extremely stable, user-friendly, responsive & adaptable to a variety of conditions (she handles mild chop with no problem), but this is no ocean-touring or WW boat). Tracks reasonably well with her distinct keel, and while not slow, you won't get up to an impressive touring speed unless you are Superman (or equip her with an outboard!). She is a looker, and draws plenty of admiring glances!!! If this sounds like your boat, good luck finding one (I've been told the factory can't fill their orders). I give her a 10 for overall design/construction quality & value.