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Submitted: 03-16-2004 by Strosaker
This sea kayak is fast, turns reasonably well, handles well in a variety of conditions, and carries plenty of gear. Stability is good for its width. The knee/thigh bracing is excellent. The skeg works very well and is the best I've ever used. The hull and deck are built very strong, and I weighed the kayak at 56 pounds. The hatches are bone dry. The day hatch is in easy reach and easy to take off and put back on. My only complaint about this kayak is that the rear of the cockpit rim is too high to lay all the way back on the rear deck for bracing, sculling and rolling. Bracing, sculling and rolling the kayak is not difficult, but the kayak would be a lot better if the rear of the cockpit rim was recessed about two inches. Regardless, this kayak is one of the best overall kayaks on the market.