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Overall it is a good boat. There are features I love including the position of rod holders and the anchor trolly. I am probably going to buy a larger Heritage or their newer models. My only complaints are how sluggish it can feel compared to other similar sized kayaks and that the hull is prone to bowing/deforming quickly if you leave it in the sun improperly supported. I have a cheap, unbranded kayak that seems to be easier to paddle and doesn't deform in the sun like this one. Granted I'm in hot-hot Florida and could have kept it covered but life...
Looking to get into a sit on top kayak and found a deal on this little beauty. It could use a better seat option but at this price point, it was about what was expected. Lots of mounting and storage options as well as key features I was looking for. Predrilled for rudder, crate well for fishing, and adjustable foot braces were the only must haves. Having dragged it up rocks in Wv, mud in Ky and Tenn, and over sand at Dry Tortuga I can truthfully say it performed above expectation. Caught musky, three species of bass, crappie, hybrid stipped bass, snook, and barracuda out of my little cheap fishing vessel.
I use the Redfish 10 to fish from lakes. My wife uses it when we paddle together on day trips. It is stable,and gets into very shallow coves with ease. It isn't as easy to control in head winds as the 12 but not a problem either.
One significant thing about Heritage Kayaks is the warranty coverage, it is the best for any product I have ever purchased period. Nine months after buying my Redfish 12 it developed a hairline crack at the front of the seat. I took it to Outdoor World in Dawsonville, Georgia. They took a photo of the small crack and e-mailed it to Heritage Kayaks. One day later I was informed to leave my kayak at Outdoor World and Heritage was sending me a complete new Redfish 12 kayak in seven days. Unbelievable in this day and age.
Heritage Kayaks is what you want, for quality, value, and warranty satisfaction.
My main needs are fishing and fun. The 10' Redfish does both extremely well.
The Redfish 10 tracks remarkably well for a short yak, is fast out of the hole, is quite dry with the scupper plugs in, and possesses remarkable stability, in fact better than many longer yaks. The factory seat feels like a kidney punch while sitting on a brick: I tossed it and installed a Crazy Creek air yak seat like I use in all of my other yaks: my Redfish 10 is now as comfortable as it is a joy to launch and fish from.
The Redfish 10 greatly exceeded my expectations. All of my fishing is in semi-protected bays in Southwest Louisiana. The Redfish 10 handled the chop and large power boat wakes extremely well. I love this little yak.