Submitted: 09-27-1999 by Steve B.
First season with a shell of my own; previous experience is with WW shells. I'm 5'11 205# and am a bit small for this large volume shell, but the cargo capacity is fantastic, great for weekend camping trips, carries all the gear of two campers with no complaint.
I have used mine in everything from class 2 WW to the open ocean and find it to not excel in any one area, but provides suitable performance over a wide range. The statements of tracking problems with no rudder in windy and sea environments are familiar to me; I am going to get a rudder this winter. This boat does demand a fairly strong paddler in anything more than flat water due to it's volume. It is definitely a true multi-purpose boat. (remove nospam for email)