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The two things to like about this 144" boat are the stability (it is wide, fairly flat bottomed, and difficult to tip over) and the large open cockpit is easy to get in and out of. There are more things to dislike about it though. The hull design causes water to accumulate on top around the cockpit so if you rest your arm on the edge you are in water. The hatch cover is difficult to put on when it is hot outside and very difficult to put on in cold weather. The hatch storage area is not sealed so any water in the boat will get to anything you have in there. The seat will not offer much comfort on a long day of paddling. As a simple recreational boat it is OK for me.
My one complaint would be that its storage compartment isn't water proof and it has a terrible access cover although I see in the newer ones that has been improved!!!
All in all I really like this kayak!!!