Name: erniemclaney

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As a 65 year old paddler, I can't say enough good things about the Santee 116 Sport which I've had now for about two years. First of all, it's a beautiful and well-made boat. I chose the bright orange on white for high visibility since I often paddle alone on North Carolina's lakes, rivers and coastal waterways. The second best feature is the weight, coming in at 39 lbs., it allows me to easily raise it on to my RAV4 as well as haul it to my put in spot. Another key feature that is very important in selecting a boat is how this recreational kayak tracks for its size - very impressive. I also have a Necky 13 and the Santee 116 tracks just about as well. An over-sized cockpit allows me to easily enter and exit as well as set up my camera on a tripod for wildlife photography. I can also take along a grandchild with plenty of space for both of us. It has all the other features you would expect such as sufficient decking bungee, excellent dry storage, a paddle holder, and an attached metal security bar to run a cable through to lock it up if needed. Kayaking should be fun and something you look forward to. I’ve had five different make and model kayaks over the past fifteen years and right now, this is my top boat. As a senior citizen, the Santee 116 Sport by Hurricane is truly an incentive to get out and explore the great outdoors. I fully expect it will serve me well on into my 70's. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars from me is the lack of a drainage plug and the foot braces sometimes give way in the locked position.