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This is one great boat. I…

Submitted by: abraxas on 12/22/2014
This is one great boat. I guess there is not a perfect kayak, but this one has to be close. It can turn on a dime, but drop the skeg, and it tracks like an arrow. If playing in the waves is your thing the Petrel will run with the best. It will easily keep up with the leaders on most any group paddle, and it will even allow you a good showing in a race with the 18 footers. The Petrel is not a freight hauler, but there is plenty of storage room for a 3 or 4 day outing. If all this is not enough, the Petrel will turn heads in any fleet. If you build it they will come.

This boat lives up to its…

Submitted by: abraxas on 10/8/2010
This boat lives up to its name as it dances across the waves. It is fun in quite water as well as rough stuff. The 20" beam feels as stable as boats much wider, but affords a very vertical stroke. It is not a racer, but a 5.5 mph mile is very possible. Not only is this kayak good at catching waves, but will also catch the eye of anyone who appreciates real beauty in a boat.