The Shasta is an open cockpit high quality performance tandem. It sports an easy paddling, efficient hull with moderately hard chines midship for additional stability. Multiple seating options allow a Shasta to be paddled as a tandem, with a dog or a child, or simply as a solo kayak. Font and rear bulkheads for safety and hatches for storage surround the 8 foot long cockpit The Infinity Seats add comfort and adjustability for a custom fit. Excellent for family paddling, fishing, picnicking, hauling cargo and just simply having fun!
Carbonlite looks and performs like fiberglass with clear advantages over other plastics: lighter weight, hard glossy finish, excellent abrasion and impact resistance, superior UV protection, dimensional stability, and increased stiffness. Tough, easy to repair, and 100% recyclable!
It is light, 63lbs including a standard foot controlled rudder! Construction is sleek and durable thermoformed plastic called Carbonlite 2000, which is what all of their boats are made of. Design is superb, shallow vee hull 28" wide, the rudder is extremely simple and utilizes only one line to raise and lower. Everywhere you look, this kayak design has been thought through thoroughly and executed flawlessly. I used to think that Eddyline owners were a little too generous with their reviews, but now I know that they were simply in love with their kayak!
How does it paddle? Just as nicely as you could imagine, speedy,tracks very well, glides effortlessly, more than enough stability. I have paddled her three times and tried both bow and stern positions. Soon I will be going to try it solo, which can be done by moving the rear seat forward and attaching extensions on the rudder cables.
I really cannot say enough to describe every detail... If you are in the market for a versatile tandem do yourself a favor and seek out this model. I have had the pleasure of speaking to one of the owners and one of the sales reps several times and they are the kind of people who make a company great to deal with.