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Couple of issues with this boat, the seat being top of the list, the manufacturer uses the same seat in every boat they sell from the smallest rec boat, to their largest touring boat, the seat is OK for the rec models, but not at all suitable for the touring boats or this one, first thing I would do is cut out the inflatable backrest and support tower, then replace it with a back band, I did this in my touring boat with great results and I really think it would help this boat immensely!
Secondly, the hatch, with its thick foam rubber seals and heavy buckles it looks like it should seal tightly and never let a drop of water in, that unfortunately is not the case, it always ends up with water in it when going down the river or playing in light surf, it's an easy fix involving some peel and stick weather stripping, but a problem for a brand new boat!
Over all, a good boat. Maybe not what I would recommend to a timid paddler, but a very fun "crossover" boat for those that maybe want to play a bit, I would however suggest purchasing float bags for the bow of the boat if this is your intent.
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