Submitted: 09-28-2005 by choire_dog
If you have a use for this kind of boat then it will not disappoint. It is as light and paddles almost as well as my other flat water solo (in kevlar and at 3X the cost). I've used it on class 1 moving water with due care and kept dry, but you have to select the line. Quite good training really, makes you think and apply skills rather than just blasting down.
A real pity theses are not available new. The sharp and vulnerable stems will wear at a relatively fast rate. Pity the gunwales are so meaty, they are a miss-match to the hull. Would have been better with the light weight gunwales that are on my Dagger Impulse OC1. Go figure why Dagger put the wrong gunwales on two of their canoes!!
The sliding seat is something I make use of, and have fitted kayak foot rests to make the most of the fast hull. Just loves to motor with a bent shaft sit and switch.