Submitted: 03-27-2005 by salty
I am 50yrs old, 5'10" 250lbs. I paddle this boat with the greatest of ease. It's easily driven, turns on a dime. Seems to paddle a lot like slalom kayaks I had in my 20's. I paddle it offshore at La Jolla and Coronado, and in Mission and San Diego bay. Works good in the surf, and handles great in the chop. I don't have the rudder attachment, but I don't feel like I have needed it. The boat tracks fine with normal steering strokes. It's also comfortable to sit or lay on if you want to just drift and take a break. You can scrunch down with your feet on the bow and your head on the seatback and float comfortably even in choppy water, and I weigh 250! Everybody who paddles mine wants to get one.