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For 20 years, I've been looking for a fairly low-volume hard-chined classic Greenland woodstrip to fit my 5'10-5'11" height, size 10 shoes, 180-190 pounds. Bought and sold yaks too small for me, too large for me, too heavy for me. I was looking for a Guillemot Night Heron because it IS an amazing, fast hull (due to it NOT displacing a great amount of water forit's footprint). Anyway, Rob Macks (founder of Laughing Loon) HIT IT with this stripper. I cannot get my cockpit outfitting done fast enough. PERFECTLY balanced, sculling turns are easy (spray deck required), and the glide is hypnotizing. This yak is connected to you, responding as if to your thoughts. Haven't had it in big stuff, yet, but, if similar to my Current Designs Caribou S (similar lines), it will ROCK!!!

Well, my Summersong threw me. I am about 5'11" and 220. Tried to fish out of it in a sidewind, blowing down Lake Charlevoix. Went from kneeling to sitting and she threw me out. Still love her (took off the stupid rudder). Mine's lightweight Kevlar and is FAST. I paddle the Sawyer Autumn Mist when I am worried about capsizing. The Summersong is still my favorite (along w/the Bell Wildfire for rivers).

Not much to add to the below reviews. Very fast canoe, tracks straight, probably more stable than the Sawyer Summersong and the two are close in speed. Please don't compare it to the Wenonah Voyager, which is fast but terrible in wind when NOT loaded.

Sawyer builds (built) GREAT canoes. Along w/the Cruiser, Summersong and Shockwave, the Autumn Mist is a STAR at what it does best - flatwater lakes and easy rivers for medium large to large guys. NOT a fast downriver canoe for most persons, it turns well enough on most slower rivers. It handles a gob of gear and is quite fast on lakes. Just a great all-around solo canoe if you want stability, speed and decent river capabilities...

What's not to like about the Caribou? Fast enough, turns well, fun in waves. I've not had it in surf, so not sure about this, but it's a fine kayak otherwise. Mine's glass with a skeg which is handy, but I never deploy it fully. Just nice to have a little skeg in the water when in the wind...

Exceptionally fast kayak kept me ahead of all but the QCC's and Epics. I couldn't knee turn the damn thing when going all out, so I sold it. NOT good in surf, won't pull you out of the rough stuff. Good and stable in most wavy conditions, if you want FAST, buy it. If you want turning ability, get a home on a bigger lake...

Stable for the width, during my first outing with the thing I was moving along quite fast without realizing it. Stuck my paddle in and almost flipped 'cause she was moving so much faster than I realized. Turns very well, fantastic speed. Love it.

Mines lightweight fiberglass. Great kayak - wish they'd build it in glass, again, but I'm not sure how many would rush out and buy it. Stable and FUN for spinning out in the waves, fast due to the "sponson" design, somewhat negatively effected by wind. GREAT hull...

FAST but ugly, turns GREAT. Great boat, just hate the looks AND it has NO personality. Still a 10 'cause it's so fast yet turns so well. Wow...

I like the Points. Didn't sell too well due to poor name recognition. I thought the cockpit was too high for most persons, but the depth makes the kayak good for bigger persons, who then complain about stability, which I don't have a problem with. I like the speed and fine turning ability. Too deep (too much volume) in the cockpit, but otherwise a great kayak.