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We have had our Kayak for 10…
We have had our Kayak for 10 years, and love that it's a double. We use it as our dingy on our 36 foot Catamaran, and it can easily be handled by one rider. It's great for just paddling around, and we can take both of our little dogs when we go ashore. The storage in the hull stays dry when we go ashore for provisions, or beach going items. We also use it take our little dogs onshore when we they have to go potty...and they love it!! We highly recommend this kayak, only one to rack, care for and carry on our boat. We also have a trailer and a roof rack on our car, and depending on how far we are going to kayak, we have the capacity to take it with us. As two women we can carry it as it well.
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For the downsides, it is a little heavy, but I can still move it around by myself and even put it on top of the jeep with a little effort. My 46 lbs 8 year old son can carry one end while I carry the other, so I guess it isn't too bad. The only other negative is the capacity, it says 450 lbs, which if fine, but it really means it. With me and my wife in it (a combined weight of just over 300 lbs), the seats have about 1" of standing water in them (comes up the drainholes-which I plan on trying to find a way to plug them).
It takes a little effort to keep moving with two people, but you also have the power of two, so it evens out somewhat. It works pretty well with one person, the bow comes up out of the water slightly, but the boat is pretty nimble and easy to control.
Unless you are planning on covering several miles in a day, this kayak is great for the family. The kids can play on it without me worrying about tipping.
I bought this kayak at bass pro shops for $430,a price I am very happy with.