Submitted: 12-13-2004 by Jenni
Good, stable touring kayak, with a reasonable turn of speed for its waterline, and reasonable maneuverability for its length.
The Acadia is perfectly adequate even for experienced (the length of which is measured in years, not weeks!) paddlers who are aware of its limitations. These are:
1. It is not, and was never designed to be, a sea kayak. It will handle inshore waters in fair-good conditions, but so will a GP whitewater kayak too.
2. It is not designed to be a whitewater boat either. It will perform well on larger Class 2 waters, as the limitation is simply one of maneuverability when it comes to weaving between rocks.
If, on the other hand, you want a boat which is easy to transport and store, and excels at inland touring (touring rivers, lakes, etc.) then the Acadia is hard to beat. I've managed to do a couple of 10 day trips in mine. If a girl like me can manage this there is no worry about storage space!