Submitted: 03-29-2004 by C Schiedel
I bought this boat a month ago, and have been carpet paddling in the basement as I anxiously awaited the ice to leave the local pond. Finally the day came and the boat was every bit as great as the manufacturer’s review. I was amazed at how straight the boat tracked, as well as how well it cornered. The Element has definitely has hit the balance point between these two criteria. The boat is quite light, and transports easily on the roof rack. It is quite stable, and has a roomy cockpit. The seat is quite comfortable, and the pump up lumbar support works well. Other reviews indicate that it would not be a good boat for weekend trips, but would disagree, as I can easily fit all of my gear in the rear hatch. For the price, this is an exceptional boat, and I highly recommend it.