Submitted: 07-15-2003 by bosque
I purchased my Captiva in July last year and I've never regretted it, I am 5'10" and weigh 225 and this was the boat for me. As far as it being a slow barge, it is faster than some other boats I've paddles with and it has good manners in the wind. I like to carry about 3 gallosn of water in the rear hatch for ballast and that helps make it stable as a rock in choppy water.
My single complaint has been the seat which seemed to be related to my feet and legs going numb. I found gel seats were good for this but inflatable seats were even better. I just took this boat for nearly 300 miles down a river in the heat. it caried all my junk, and performed perfectly. Mine is yellow and red, i would have prefered less loud colors.