Submitted: 07-14-2003 by MC
Scores a 3 only because it is affordable and stable (not tippy). However, the Fusion has one VERY SERIOUS problem: it will not track straight! Odd thing is, it doesn't just come around in accordance with the side you're paddling on (i.e. paddling on the left pushes boat around to the right), but also goes LEFT sometimes when paddling on left! I repeat, this kayak will NOT track straight no matter how you adjust your stroke, position, everything!!! Very unpredictable boat. My advice and opinion: pop for a better kayak (Old Town 111 or 120. Wilderness Systems Pungo 120). You'll be so much happier that you did and you won't end up like me: $300 Pelican kayak gathering dust as the ultimate paperweight while I enjoy the Old Town 120!!