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In summation: If you're looking for a boat that lets you handle surf, flats, and moderate whitewater and lets you take two adults or an adult and two kids, and you have the space to store this 13' beast, the Deuce Coupe is well worth a demo paddle.
When I sold my old kayak, I let the Werner go. If anybody ever asked me to part with either of my Lightning Paddles, I'd have to tell them "no". I hope the day never comes when either of these paddles wears out, because I doubt I will ever find a paddle I enjoy nearly as much.
This boat is ideal for just tooling around with the family. I often use my kayak paddle in the back seat and do all the paddling and navigation for the family (me, wife, 3 kids, and golden retriever all fit fine with a cooler and gear), and this is also a great boar for taking my son fishing. This is a long canoe with a pretty flat bottom, so if you are looking to navigate a more technical river, then I would look for something with a little more rocker.
Lastly, make sure you have plenty of room for storage. At 16', I had to build a raised deck on my old house to keep it out of the elements. I now have a hoist system in my new house's garage to get it out of the way.
This boat has the perfect balance of width for stability and length for tracking. I can stand and fish from it, and I regularly paddle moderately technical stretches of river up to class III difficulty. This is a boat that I truly love to paddle. It is heavy to portage, especially with wet gear, so make sure either your back is strong or you get a good stow-able, rugged cart to help you roll this thing!
It's a great kayak to learn whitewater on and is used by many instructional classes. The round hull design offers little primary stability, but the secondary stability is easy to work with. The benefit of low primary stability/rounded hull is it makes rolling the kayak much easier. I had significant trouble learning to roll my old Eskimo Quatro ("river runner") because of the flat hull and high primary stability. After a few attempts, I completed my first ever whitewater combat roll in the Overflow X, which allowed me to paddle with increased confidence and to take my whitewater paddling to the next level.
This is definitely not a "playboat", you won't be squirting, cartwheeling, or hucking in this thing, but if you want to safely run rivers, gain confidence, and have a kayak capable of dropping waterfalls, this kayak is worth considering if you can find it used. (I do not think they make it anymore.) If you are not a large person, then the smaller Overflow would probably be more to your liking.
As an added bonus to Star Wars fans, it makes me feel a little like a rebellion x-wing pilot when I suit up and get ready to 'yak!
The hoister is great in that it gives you a mechanical advantage when lifting these items overhead. The install can feel a bit daunting at first, but once you read and understand the instructions it should come easy to anyone who is more than moderately mechanically inclined.
The only way these hoists could be any easier is if they were motor driven, and that would obviously come at a higher price. For the cost of what you get, you could probably design a very similarly performing system with parts found at the hardware store and online, but what I paid for was an all-in-one kit, and (for me) the convenience was worth the extra cost.