Revenge is relatively dry. Back band that came with it is narrow & uncomfortable and low quality. I replaced it with a better higher back support/seat pad. Screw on drain plug must be removed with a screwdriver or a coin. Drain plug can easily be lost (tool or coin too). You are out of luck as you cannot remove the plug with your bare fingers especially when sitting down in the kayak or even on shore. Does not completely self drain when paddling(drain plug removed). Hatches leak.
Some mild steel screws and nuts & bolts installed and rusted quickly. I replaced those with stainless steel. Screws and bolts were too long and would catch on anything placed inside. Plastic fittings broke. Rudder pedals stick and must be pushed hard. Pedals installed too high for my size 10 feet.
Very difficult to bring the rudder up or down. When the rudder is pulled up the rudder cord will strain, the mechanism will stick, the rudder will suddenly release, and the metal rudder will violently and loudly bang on the fiberglass unless the rudder is aligned perfectly straight to fit into the rudder catch mechanism(try to keep the rudder straight while seating in the kayak and tugging and pulling the rudder up.). The fibeglass sill be damaged. I installed a strip of rubber to ptotect the fiberglass and installed a pulley for the rudder cord.
Hidden Screw holes(one on each side) in middle of pedal mechanism drilled through hull but rudder pedal screws were not installed for both pedals. You are left with two hidden drilled holes into the hull from the cockpit.I purchased the kevlar version Jan '00. Seda used Catamarine to deliver the boat; it ended up going from San Diego to Florida, up the east coast, across the midwest, up Wisconsin through Minnesota, across Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and finally down to the Lower Peninsula of Michigan where I live--with a hole punched in the bottom. I refused delivery, called Seda, and they told me they'd make the replacement extra durable. I said no, I wanted the boat they advertise. The replacement arrived a few weeks later, at 65 lbs; they advertise it at 39 lbs. I had no boat and needed one, so I accepted delivery which I now regret. Two friends had also ordered the same boat; they both came in well overweight, though not as heavy as mine. As of today, I see that Seda still has it listed as 39 lbs. on their web site--B.S.!
Performance: Compared to other sit-on-tops, performance is good, but I've paddled 7-8 traditional designs since, and the Seda Revenge is middle-of-the-road at best. It's initial stability is high, and it surfs well (with the rudder; the only time I use it), but between the bottom design and lack of rocker, it's slow to respond and has kind of a "mushy" feel to it. The bow design tends to push water as much as cut through it. Straight-line speed is OK, but it tops out quickly; slight weathercock. Hatches are good, and it stores an enourmous amount of gear for overnights.
Construction: Average. I've found a few minor problems, but nothing significant other than it is HEAVY!
Overall: Compared to other sit-on-tops, it's above average. Compared to traditional designs, average at best. The only reason I give it a 6 is that the cost is relatively cheap--got what I paid for, I guess.