Submitted: 07-04-2005 by P.J.S.
Just purchased a used Carolina 14.6 (Poly) to add to my fleet for day trips etc. The boat is very stable and has no problem with tracking. My boat came with a Perception metal rudder which was replaced with a Yokima right away. Great boat for lakes, slow rivers, and some open water.
I used the boat on a camping trip recently and the storage is fantastic. TONS of room and very comfortable.
I paddle in Baltimore's Inner Harbor with 200+ ft. commercial boats and have had no problems. I used it in the Ocean recently and aside from a small bulkhead leak, the boat was great.
The only downside to this boat is that the material is a bear to maintain. I have a kevlar boat and Iím used to water washing. All that aside, it was a great buy and a great boat.
I would say that this boat is a great buy for the all-around paddler.