Submitted: 04-01-2004 by Bob
Millenium by Old Town is a nice stable kayak for a beginner One past that, The boat hatches and bulkheads leak badly, the deck rigging is weak(thin), the kayak is heavy and the hull speed is slow compared to other 17 foot boats. If you are 6 foot tall , the low foredeck and thigh braces are locking you into one position for a full day paddling, not very comfortable. On the good side,the hull rides nicely in 3 foot swells. It will carry a lot in the hatches but you have to dry bag everything. If you have to wet exit, the rear hatch especially fills with 2 inches of water.Not easy to drain in the middle of a large lake in 2 foot waves with 20 mile an hour gusts. A good starter boat or a keeper if you want to go out every so often and not seriously, otherwise I would look elsewhere. I owned my millenium for 3 years and traded it for another manufacturers 17' kayak.