Submitted: 11-06-2003 by Mark
Very fast, excellent tracking boat. And, in the case of mine (with all-wood trim and cane seats), quite pretty. I get regular compliments. It can be loaded up for trips quite well too. You can certainly find boats that are more appropriate for very large loads of gear, but the trade-off on ease of paddling will be instantly noticed. Mine also has a middle seat and removable portage yoke for going solo. Nice option. Comment that low freeboard can make it tough to handle in the wind is valid. But for a well-made, high-performing boat to be used in flatwater with occasional Class I rapids (and perhaps very few Class II), this one is truly outstanding.