Submitted: 10-11-1999 by Mike
A perfect first boat; stable and forgiving yet maneuverable and responsive. I tried a lot of boats before I bought. The final choice for me was between the Lookshsa IV, Magellan, and the Cape Horn. They are all good boats. The Magellan was a little less stable but the deciding factor was the weight. The Cape Horn provided the most performance per pound.
I have been paddling with a group all summer and the boat has enough speed to allow a novice to keep up. It tracks well enough that the rudder is not needed in most conditions and when deployed does not diminish speed. It performs well in moderate waves (one to two feet) but I have not encountered rougher. It remains to be seen how I feel about the boat as I gain more paddling experience.
Wilderness Systems has come up with an excellent design.