Submitted: 03-25-2004 by JB
Since 1988 I am paddling my Orion, probably one of the first Orionsí build. Disregarding its wide beam, it is a fast and manoeuvrable kayak, plenty of storage space below deck. It keeps very good track in different kind of seas. I made several expeditions with this boat, accompanied by mainly Nordkappsí, and I dare to say this boat meets up.
It is a fantastic surfer; overall speed is comparable with the Nordkapp. The only disadvantage is itís lower bow. In a choppy headwind, this reduces the speed. During the several expeditions (Iceland, Sweden, Spain, Netherlands) I always enjoyed its bulky compartments, the strong build of the hull and the good seat.