Bought a 1992 Kevlar Arluk III from an Alaskan transplant to Texas in Sept. 2008. Got it for a steal at $500 and absolutely love it!
Very Fast, maneuverable and handles the rough choppy Texas lakes with ease. I give it a 9 as it was not designed for someone with big feet which can make it a little uncomfortable on long paddles. Changed out the seat which did improve it considerably, but I still get numbness in my legs on long paddling excursions.
Haven't loaded her down yet to see how she handles with gear, but I have heard from her previous owner that fully loaded, she is
extremely stable and tracks even better than when empty. Overall, she is a pleasure to paddle. Will be keeping this one for many years to come.