Submitted: 10-17-2002 by CGL
After alot of research for an intermediate boat for flat-water,I finally settled on the Blackwater 12.5. I found one of two remaining boats discounted at an outfitter, and even had the opportunity to demo the boat first, which helped solidify my purchase. I find the boat very stable and excellent for short rec. trips, even in rough water. The tracking is my main beef with this boat, its really not that great unless the SKEG is fully deployed. If Im out for a light workout, I feel the SKEG keeps the boat true, and makes the time well spent..without the SKEG, its inefficient. Its a great starter boat, but Im already thinking of moving on to another boat suited for touring.