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I originally had the Atwood skirt on but it kept popping off; just too tight across the front. I just sent it back and ordered the large Lavika based on another post I found.
It's a good basic 10' plastic kayak. Tracks decently for the length. It is not a whitewater play boat; it is a recreational boat that can handle some waves and current.
Lower cost. Tracks well. Stable. Speed is fine for its length and paddling effort (does 3 to 3.5 mph at easy to steady paddling, 3.9 w/ firm paddling, and up to 4.3 in a sprint). Light enough to load onto top of vehicle. Has a drain plug.
Seat has no padding, so after a while, you start to get a little sore (consider adding some kind of pad for longer rides). The storage compartment at the stern has a cover on it, but it does not have good enough sealing to guarantee that what's inside would remain dry. Foot pegs don't seem real robust. Not a whole lot of features on it.
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