Submitted: 10-16-1999 by GL
Every boat should do what it is designed to do, without violating the laws of physics. If I were going to design a cockpit type boat that wouldn't scare off beginers and yet still offered fun for Intermediate paddlers, this is about the best I could hope to do. The boat is faster than a sit on top, while offering the same initial stability and better tracking. It offers good secondary stability and is comfortable to sit in. You can load it up (hatch problem not considered). You can relax and watch the sceanery while the boat offers nothing to struggle against. Now, don't paddle it too fast or it will slap the water somewhat, don't imagine that it will turn on it's axis (even narrower boats have trouble doing that). If you are considering one of the shorter recreational boats, this one will offer a real step up without any real tradeoffs. If former President Bush or Carter wanted to get bragging rights from completing a two day kayak trip, this is the kayak their aids would choose for them. It is a boat fit for a Kennybunkport trip.