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After owning a 16 ft wilderness systems tarpon sit on top that was great, I decided to purchase a lite weight sit in. The old boat weighed about 60-65 lbs. After a lot of research I decided on the hurricane santee sport 116.

It is lite,..35 lbs, it tracks well, the seat has numerous adjustments, the sport has an extended cockpit opening, it is well constructed, there is a surface mounted cubby as well as a cockpit cubby. and the mango color is very attractive. The lite weight also makes it easy to get on top of my jeep.

As 69 year old in great physical condition, my lower back , a life long issue, gives me a problem getting out. Simple solution...I purchased a strap that I attach to the front carry handle, usually back the kayak onto the shore or ramp and pull myself up. The large cockpit allows for easy exit. I can also sit one of my grandchildren between my legs for short and safe excursions.

The company staff has been VERY responsive with answers to any questions I h ave had regarding accessories. Suggesting other vendors if they didn't offer the item I was looking for.

I just don't get to use it as much as I'd like....but I'm trying to change that.

Moved to the Santee Sport from the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 16. Was looking for a trackable, lite weight kayak and the Santee more then meets the criteria. The boat is maneuverable, attractive and can hold a lot of your stuff. Having a bit of a back problem, the large cockpit opening is perfect. Adjustable and comfortable seat and adjustable foot pegs make it easy to find a good position. I highly recommend this boat, model, and company.

I have the Santee Sport 116 for about 2 yrs. it replaced my Wilderness Systems Tarpon 16. I needed a much lighter boat with a wide cockpit as I have lower back issues. The Santee more then met the need. It's only 35 lbs, it tracks easy, stable, stores easily, looks great and is sturdy. The cockpit holds a lot of stuff and there's a hatch in the cockpit. The seat is very adjustable and comfortable. The company is also great as I had some questions about add on options and they responded very quickly. Plan on taking to Emerald Isle later this month for a family vacation. The mango color stands out.

Recently purchased the 116 Santee Sport and truly enjoy it. I'm 64 and find it lite, easy to paddle, comfortable seat, and easy to get in/out. I love the mango color. I previously had a Wilderness System Tarpon 16' that I had for 5 years and had some great paddles in it.