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For a small and large cockpit kayak this is a great product. The hull design makes it almost as fast as a kayak at least 2 feet longer. Its beamy enough so that it rides waves well, yet low enough to the water so as not to get caught up in the wind. Turns well and with little effort. Secondary stability is amazing.
If going out in chop you should have a half cockpit cover to keep some of the water out.
I would highly recommend this kayak to anyone who wants light, strong and quick as a primary or secondary boat.
Have had this yak for a month and put many miles on it.
Overall it is one of the nicest light-weight boats (39 lbs.) I have ever paddled.
It is very stable. My 16-foot kayak is only a little bit faster than this boat. Fit and finish are second to none.The larger cockpit makes for easy entry/exits as well as having items readily at hand. Setting foot pegs is so easy, I often adjust while paddling to give my back and seat a rest. Seat is contoured and has several adjustments for bottom and back.
Be nice to have a cockpit specific cover as the seal 7.0 is a bit too big and therefore does not sit very well and hook is on wrong end.
This is a superior product and easy to put on car. Great price for a great kayak!
Had this kayak for 5 + years. (actually won it from Paddling.net.) The quality of materials and build is second to none. (I have the light-weight layup.) Everything the manufacturer says about tracking, stability, shedding water, etc is absolutely correct. HOWEVER, there is one area in which it needs improvement...the seat. Molded plastic without any padding and a low back makes for an uncomfortable ride when paddling for more than a couple of hours. I added a jell seat to it and that helps. The back is another matter all together. It should be an adjustable sling type. Why? When you get anything more than a few pounds in the back inside the hull the yak rides back down. As a consequence you need to lean forward in order to maintain a proper level for paddling. This in turn tires the back in a very short time.
Would I recommend this craft..YES. Just be aware of its one shortcoming.
Recently won a NC 15 through Paddling.net. WOW!! This is the smoothest and quickest kayak I have used. The stability is super and it just cuts through the water. Entered a fun competition last weekend. 30 boats. I easily placed first with time to spare. NC is the best!