Carves turns like slalom boat, has excellent upstream boat speed, and punches waves excellent.
I bought it in the UK in 1985 and have used it throughout Europe, the UK, rivers and ocean, and brought it home to Australia in 89. People laugh at it now, but the tough plastic and lots of storage room sure make it a hit on long trips.
Just don't think I can sell the old girl now. She has done some miles with me and is still going strong.