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Submitted: 02-03-2005 by ScottOI
Bought one of the first re-designed OI's off the line for 2005. Very sexy boat, but more importantly, very stable and EASY to roll. My roll is not very good, but this boat let me be successful on every attempt so far.
Front deck has been raised about 1 inch and the thigh pads moved so that it is actually secure yet comfortable. Haven't taken the new design on open water yet as the ice is a little thick yet.
However, as good as this craft is, it is only as good as the customer support in making me a happy paddler. Have owned British boats in the past, and I am still amazed at how little support we all thought was "status quo" ... till now. Buy an Impex OI, if not for the boat, then for the boat AND the way they treat you AFTER you buy!