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I love this boat. I have 3 kayaks, and this is my go-to boat for anything except the longest trips. It maneuvers easily with edging and proper strokes. I am on the taller end of its size range, so I removed the foot pegs, which would not accommodate me, and put a couple inches of closed cell foam on the forward bulkhead, where the forward part of my feet now rest, my knees comfortably hooked into the braces. I love the fit of the smaller cockpit, which makes the boat feel like an extension of my body. The forward hatch is bigger than the regular Explorer, and I hate boats without a day hatch. I have plenty of room for 2-3 week trips. This boat tours, surfs, and rock gardens, although the length can sometimes be limiting in tight spaces.