Nice looking boat ,(heavyish)lots of room for gear in rear ,seat base comfortable , back a little padding needed, skeg always needed (for me.!) on flat/ river use, or constant adjusting of paddle necessary,i do enjoy it though and crossed over from a scooter(sot) so styles the word,..Sawdog.
Rolls well, like to pop back up with ease. Full WW front bulkhead, allows for easier boat control. However at full extension it can be tight for longer inseams. Outfitting is extremely comfortable; my only complaint is that the adjustable backband rode a bit higher. Adjustable thigh braces are comfortable, the leg lifter is a great add-on for longer trips.
The skeg is spring loaded, so no worries if you forget to pull it back in for low spots. The skeg release is conveniently located (although a few more inches forward would help my bad shoulder), it locks up into place just fine and is easy to release. The rear hatch is roomy enough for all my needs, I've never had leak issues with it. Although I plan to reinforce the bulkhead seal at some point, just in case. This kayak is definitely a keeper!
- Rec boat speed with drop down skeg. Tacks true
- White Water capability. Spins on a dime
- High volume creeking capability
- Full bulkhead
- Comfortable outfitting and adjustments
- Water tight rear hatch
- Great looks, attracts attention
- Heavy and long
- Backband a bit low (for me)