I gave this boat a nine out of ten because I had to remove the footrests, but after that the cockpit is adequate for someone of my height/weight. With the skeg deployed, it tracks like it's on rails. Very sturdy plastic, and maintains its shape even on the hottest days. At 46 pounds, not too heavy to carry solo. Get compliments on it everywhere I go. Too bad Venture has dropped this kayak from its lineup. A great paddling boat for beginners to advanced.
I guess my biggest gripe is the weight. I loved the shape and look of this kayak, but at 65 pounds, and my 210 pounds, and 60 pounds of cargo, you are paddling in excess of 335 pounds. Try pushing that around in a shopping cart! So, I bought a smaller, much lighter kayak (29 lbs!) and will give my impressions of that one later this summmer. The Vizcaya is a comfortable, stable kayak for inland lakes and rivers, and is a good beginners kayak, but just be young and strong enough to lug it around and just pray that you don't have to paddle it into the wind or far from your put-in after your arms are worn out.