I am a veteran cyclist who is just getting into kayaking. After a lot of internet research I finally decided on the NC-17 Daytripper as my first boat because of its light weight and my size. This kayak truly is awesome and handles very well, even along the sometimes rough shoreline of Nassau, Bahamas. I was very nervous ordering such a large item on the Net and having it shipped all the way from WA to Fl and then on the way to the Bahamas! But it arrived without a scratch, thanks Greg!