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Most importantly, it does not weigh the advertised 100 lbs - tips 143 on my scales dry and empty without the front seat! Way too heavy for solo - it's a job for 2 strong, healthy men and even then it's work.
Secondly, there's no such thing as tracking or glide, floats like a bathtub. Forget taking it thru the grass.
The optional blind comes with galvanized steel (bright silver) frame components - shines like a mirror when collapsed. Not a great feature on a 'stealthy' boat. For $400 they could have at least powder coated it.
The motor bracket allows the props to strike the soft poly hull with even the mildest left turn, and believe me that's not something that you'd want to allow repeatedly, even the slightest 'tic' leaves a noticeable gash. Only workaround is to drop the motor well below the hull while motoring. Unless the motor is lowered completely, canting it will allow it to strike the hull further back.
Bottom-line - don't plan on paddling very far to hunt or fish. If you and your buddy wanting a stable shooting / casting platform, with a place to stash the guns without scratching them, and a comfortable seat for "waiting them out" - awesome.
I'm getting a Tarpon 160.
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