Submitted: 06-09-2003 by JTA
I am a beginning paddler at best, and took a sea kayaking class this past weekend. My instructor had an Artic Tern that he built a couple years ago. I got to paddle it for a little while, as I've been thinking about building my own. It was a dream to paddle. It seemed like it combined the best of all worlds. It is very responsive when you lean it, straight as an arrow, and extremely quick. It was very easy for me to lean, and has great secondary stability. The initial stability was a bit tippy, but I had so much confidence in the secondary it didn't bother me a bit. It also had a ton of cargo room. The only thing that my instructor didn't like about it, was that it sits kind of high on the water. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a high volume touring kayak.