I bought this kayak a couple of years ago. The dry hull lids leaked like sieves...awful design. I complained to the dealer...instead of giving me my money back they gave me a brand new one replaced saying the one I had must have been defective.
NOPE! The brand new one (now a year old) leaks just as badly as the first one. And to boot I noticed last weekend the seat rivets (that secure the seat down to the kayak) are coming apart, so the seat is now about to completely come loose.
I also do not like the bungie system on the back of the kayak. Instead of a bungie cord system that actually stretches this has some sort of other deal that absolutely sucks for holding a cooler down.
Do not get this kayak... especially if you float rivers/streams where water is going to splash up a lot and leak into the dry hulls.
Only positive I would give this boat is it is very light therefore maneuverable in the water....and the dry hulls despite leaking do have a lot of space for storage if you are doing an overnight float for more supplies. So for that I'll give it 2 stars instead of one.
I was going to modify the hulls with a sealant myself....but last weekend when I saw that seat coming apart I said i was done. Going to buy a new kayak today. If it weren't for the hulls leaking and the seat this would be a pretty good kayak.
Buyer beware!!! This is a rip off for $800. I feel I'll be lucky to get someone to pay me $300 for it and I've only floated with it maybe 5 times.
Was looking for a fishing kayak and found this at a small town outdoor sports show. Wanted to buy from a local dealer and not from a big box store. It was a gift to myself from my late father who was an avid paddler.
It has everything I wanted to start with in a fishing kayak. Very nice seat with good back support and easily adjustable. Boat is very easy to handle in windy conditions and tracks well. I've really enjoyed fishing from this kayak. A bit on the heavy side at 68 lbs but that's what helps keep it stable for fishing. It's still fairly easy to manage.
Quality seems very good for it's price range. The hatches are nice but not waterproof. Additional protection is needed for anything you want to keep dry. It's a good platform to start from with many options available for personalization. Very happy with my choice of this kayak.