Submitted: 08-14-1999 by Trina
I bought my Chinook NW without test paddling... something I will not do again. I compare this boat to a late '70's model station wagon. Its huge, takes a lot of oomph to get moving, is as maneuverable as a school bus, but is stable enough for fishing or sleeping, and holds a TON of camping gear. I should also mention that I am a rather small woman, that may have something to do with my feelings here. This is a very large boat. I would recommend it for larger folks, especially beginners, and people who like to camp.