Submitted: 10-27-2003 by Glenn
I'm new to kayaking, and still have not bought anything. The Loon was the first boat I rented for a day. The cockpit was easy to get in and out of, which is good for 50 year old joints that are not so limber any longer. Great initial stability.
When paddling against a current, in the N. Carolina intracoastal, I ended up standing still, or so it seemed. The extreme width comes at a price, in terms of speed and being able to push it through the water. Although I'm still a beginner, I suspect I'd outgrow this very quickly, especially if I used it in anything but very placid waters.