I am also someone who never writes a review, but feel so incredibly positive about these kayaks that I had to give my input. My husband and I bought 2 kayaks from Zac and his dad and the experience from start to finish was flawless....as are the kayaks. These 2 individuals couldn't have been more gracious, informative, and passionate about their product. We spent some time on Salem Harbor trying out the kayaks and immediately fell in love. The lightweight, easy to maneuver, stable feel to this vessel was something that really impressed us....not to mention, these boats are true works of art in every way. People stop us all the time and ask about our kayaks, as they are amazed at what they see. Five years later we have created only good memories with our Warren Light Craft kayaks... which have been the very best investment we have ever made.
I've paddled most of the high end kayaks and nothing comes close to the LW14. It outperformed boats 3 and 4' longer and was always more stable. The materials and construction are on par with the Aerospace Industry. When it comes down to it, quality is not expensive, it's priceless.
I'm Extremely Satisfied.
It is also very easy to do self-rescues in this boat, both because of the way the back end is designed and its stability. I regularly practice the cowboy and paddle float rescue (I know that Warren light craft maintains you do not need a paddle float, but I carry one anyway for that extra margin of safety).
It's also nice to think that you purchased something designed and made in America. All-in-all, I am very happy I bought the boat.