I have owned this boat for over ten years. It has seen many other kayaks come and go. This boat does everything well. From small rivers to the ocean, it has never failed me. I would by another tomorrow if given the chance. I am 6'1" and weigh 215 lbs. I can get in and out of the cockpit easily. The only thing this boat needs after ten plus years is a new seat.
A good kayak overall. Have had it on small rivers and Pamlico Sound. High bow permits some weathercocking but not too distracting. Cuts through the water fairly well. Overall worth the price if you can find it on sale, Buy it.
I bought this boat earlier this summer at Cabelas. It was on sale for around $975. A good dealk for a great boat. Moves through water easily. Only thing I would say is negative is the weight. It is a big boat and almost requires two people to load and unload it.
I bought six of these boats for a club. They are a good general purpose boat and good for beginners. They are well constructed and will withstand a beating. They are not fast but good for streams and slow moving rivers.
At 13 feet this boat is a great size and has versatility to handle a variety of conditions for a larger paddler. I'm 6'1" and 155 lbs. It is a bit heavy. Seat feels flimsy but is comfortable.