I owned one of the first versions of this canoe. It was boxy, took a long time to put together, did not track very well, and I hated the cross brace. Fast-forward 10 years... the new version is AMAZING! It's now called a Kayak. They addresses all the issues of the first version and have come out with a product that far surpasses the first attempt. 1. The quick clamps make it go together very quick and easy now. 2. It's much more stable. 3. It tracks great with the new tracking fin. 4. Best of all... NO CROSS BRACE! Their concept of a solid hard shell style kayak that folds up has finally hit the mark.
I give up. Product doesn't work, and they don't back warranty.
Tracking is a pretty big problem, especially for one person. I fish with a buddy of mine and with two paddles, we tend to let one guy do the real propelling and the other keep the thing moving straight. That seems to work out pretty well.
As for the durability of the plastic, well, we paddled around in it all day long just last summer and it was only when we were taking it apart at the end of the day that we realized that there was a hole right at the bottom point of the bow. Amazingly, folded up in "boat-form" it didn't leak. After realizing that hole was there (we could see clearly through the hull) we refolded it and put it back into the water. Nope, didn't leak, didn't sink. Somehow the fold managed to keep the hole sealed up. Still put some silicone on the inside though.
It's difficult to fish from this boat only because you really can't stand up in it very well and you're sitting below the water line. We managed to fish from this little boat for about 5 hours just sitting on the bottom of the hull and keeping the boat right where we wanted it but it would have been more comfortable if we'd been sitting up a little higher.
The only other problem is that the plastic really tends to scratch up your back if your leaning into it (facing towards the middle of the boat) and there's no leg room if you're facing towards it(bow-ward).
A mixed review but still not entirely without merit particularly when compared to some of the cheaper inflatables. This boats plastic is pretty tough even on sharp rocks. I think its a bit overpriced for what you get however.