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I use it on moving water (up to Class II rapids) and well as flat water. At 28" wide its fast particularly compared to the newer, wider SOTs. Use of scupper plugs keeps the rider dry. But I pull them on moving water with rapids.
I have a 15' OK Scupper Pro for long distance on lakes and rivers and a Scrambler 11 for tighter rivers. But if I had to choose and only keep one kayak, as a versatile, do anything kayak, can't beat the Prowler 13'. Sure its a bit heavy but its a sit on top. Get a set of wheel and you can take it anywhere.
What do I like about it:
• 29" width combined with over 15' length makes this one fast kayak compared to some of the wider ones that paddle like barges
• great tracking
• Lots of legroom - I'm 6'2" and even with footbraces designed to accommodate rudder, I still had more than enough leg room
• Tons of storage - large front hatch, center rod storage allows access to entire kayak, small cover for fish finer which doubles as great storage for keys, small dry boxes, etc and large tank well
• 550 pounds capacity - at 240 pounds, I do not feel I am riding on the water - lots of freeboard
Cons - with rudder its tail heavy so handles not longer are centered to the load.
I rated a 10 as it fit my needs exactly. Your needs may vary...
If you are looking for one kayak to use on Class I/II rivers or on flatwater, I highly recommend the Rip 12.
I've owned several Pungo 120s - probably the best selling 12' rec kayak. The Rip 12 compares favorably to the Pungo 120 in every respect - impossible to tell them apart when paddling.
If you can only have one kayak but you want to do moving water as well as flat water, plus maybe an ocean then this is the kayak for you.
The quality is top of the line. Mine is 10 years old and looks brand new. Only other item I added were side carry handles as this makes it much easier loading into J-rack.
- No scuppers - no problem. Just carry a bilge pump if you want the water out.
- You can easily attach padeyes for thigh straps.
- The built-in front and rear carry handles makes it easy to secure if storing outside or while on your rack.
- The built in seat back in extremely comfortable.
- And as it was designed for livery use, it's one tough boat.