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  Per suggestions
  Posted by: gjf12 on Mar-30-13 1:06 PM (EST)

my list is now:

Epic 18 & 18Sport
QCC Q700
Tiderace Pace 18
KayakPro Marlin & Nemo
Point 65N XP18 & Freya
Zegul Velocity
Valley Rapier 18
Nelo or Seabird Inuk

I did not intend these to be racing kayaks, but reasonably stable fast travellng kayaks for open water. I don't think the Schade Mystery or the Rapier 20 have enough stability. I go by the following quoted claim from the Point 65 web site about the Freya:

"This lightning fast expedition kayak is designed for maximum speed when conditions get real. The FREYA 18 is designed to outrun most anything while keeping its rider safe in the cockpit through the most fearful chop, surf, wake or you name it. After hours of paddling, being safe is essential. Itís the combination of speed and stability that makes the FREYA 18 truly unique."

A bit of hype perhaps, but I like the goal of a combo of secure handling and speed in real conditions.

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