Submitted: 05-10-2004 by BuckeyeMike
We bought a Venus to get the kids interested in the sport. It was a perfect match. Our daughters - 8 and 10 yrs old, can handle it well. At 35 lbs, my wife can load it up on a nice day, and head for the lake. We've taken it down the Mohigan in Ohio, on small lakes, and to the shores of Lake Michigan. It's been a play boat, surf board, and swimming platform. The handle placement makes it much easier for the kids to climb back in. It's small enough to fit inside our camper, so it makes every trip. I can't rate the performance fairly, but it's low weight rating of 175lbs hasn't kept me from trying. I would say that the kids have no trouble turning and tracking. Watching them jump off and climb back in, I would rate the stability rather high. A great boat for women and kids.