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I could see this being a good 'second boat/loaner boat' for me when I have non-kayaking friends come along and paddle with me.
How's the paddling position on the Conduit? From the pics, it looks like the deck is raised considerably near the front of the cockpit, so that you might be able to paddle with a bit of a 'knees high and close together' position (i.e. somewhat of a 'surf-ski-like' position).
If true, that would be great. I think subjecting ppl to the 'frog-legged/yoga' splayed-out position is tough on newbies' backs (a la boats such as the Tsunami).
If not true, oh well. The Conduit's still the most inexpensive front & rear bulkhead boat out there. =]