Just returned from solo 10 day trip on the World Heritage Rideau Canal. My Kasko which I have had for 5 years met all my expectations. I carried camping, gear, food and personal gear with with no problems. The Kasko has always performed well in big water or quite creeks in all kinds of weather conditions. Don't use rudder often but useful in crosswinds and when required to kick the kayak around in heavy water. Hats off to Boreal for a great kayak.