Submitted: 04-06-2004 by lees
A great boat ,fast, a beauty slicing through the water with the polynesian style bow and keeps up with real touring kayaks, cuts right through waves,quiet hull and drains well when taking occasional spray.It feels like its got the "wiggles" when first using it,but that quickly passes and it's secondary stability is incredible. paddles even better with some weight in her, taking boatwakes sideways and recovering dry. I have the rudder system but only use it when the wind strong.The tank well area is definatly maximized and nice and deep. The back hatch is great,large and open. Now for the cons, forward hatch is too small for a cavernous bow,could be the same size as the back hatch,the side handles are finger cruchers if you have big digits like me . after a while the cockpit gets a little cramped since it"s narrow, which while giving you more "english" to control turns,you can really lean way over to help turn with no worries.I don't care for the carrying handles and lift the boat by the hull. No Drink Holder!,but the hatch between your feet easily hold several sixpacks put into one of those tube style cooler caddies but be careful not to open it up in rough seas. as far as exiting the yak it's a little tricky at first though with a bit of practice it gets easier. A boat a little touchy for beginners but with commitment and practice you'll keep it forever. sweet paddling, and warm water.