Submitted: 02-23-2005 by waterboot
The Hurricane Tracer will appeal to most, but not everyone. The novice may find it tippy, and challenging to paddle a straight heading. All paddlers will really appreciate the 16 1/2 foot Tracer's light weight (46 lbs), owing to the special ABS thermoplastic, impact-resistant material called Trylon. Friends will be envious of the poly-boat price but composite-like appearance. Get used to the boat's directional sensitivity and center of balance and the payoff is great maneuverability and lightning speed. The boat rolls and edges like a dream, but don't look for conventional thigh braces, there are none. However, the cockpit coaming narrows a bit in front for adequate knee bracing. Just add a layer or two of quarter-inch minicell foam inside where your knees press and you're set. Go Tracer!