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Name: ms55@cornell.edu

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Love my Swift! I have had it for 3 seasons. It has a skeg but do not have to use it. I wear a skirt with it and practice wet exits each time I go out. Easy to get back in with a paddle float. It is light enough that I can carry it and load it by myself. I use it on the Finger Lakes sometimes in 15 to 20 mile per hour winds with 3" - 4" breaking waves.I do not use it when the rivers are low. It does take a rock hit now and then but comes out fine. People always comment what a fine looking kayak is. It is comfortable and a day of 10 - 15 miles is easy on my 60 year old body. I had a bungee put inside by the seat to put the pump. I like to keep the deck as clear as possible. It takes a full load of gear with ease. I do safety with this boat for SUP races,Charity events, etc and it handles well and keeps up with the racers as needed. I love this boat! P.S. I love the new Swift colors especially the grape/berry.

I enjoy this kayak which is a LV model. Have had it for 3 years and it is still in great shape. Had a skeg installed last year along with a bungee next to the seat to keep my bilge pump within the cockpit. Swift did a great job of retrofitting.I do not use this on local rivers but on Cayuga Lake which can get gnarly with waves and currents. I am unable to roll it but can do self rescues. It's not the fastest but it tracks well. I don't use the skeg that often. I would recommend this for lakes without rocks.