Awesome power paddle. I had been using an AT carbon fiber paddle but it had begun to have problems staying locked at the proper feather angle. The Werner has a firm positive locking system so no worries about rotation slip. The bigger blades dig in smoothly and allow for a better power workout when paddling for exercise, along with the great acceleration and speed attained. Very light and easy to handle, this is an expensive paddle that is well worth the price.
It holds air but I am reluctant to head far from shore. It is slow compared to my 16 foot hard kayak, but stable and fun for 2 people if they can organize their paddling. Tracking leaves something to be desired, but I understand a skeg or rudder is available.
I think it may be good for fishing or for the kids to play with, but overall prefer my other boats.
The Sassafrass 12 provides room, stability, high weight capacity, plus the speed to keep up with the Heritage boats. It tracks well yet steers easily due to its length. There are no covered storage areas, but plenty of open room to store stuff. I recommend a longer paddle due to the width and height of the sides. Due to the wood construction it only weighs 25 pounds. I think the bottom will need repainting every few years, but that is a small price to pay for such a beautiful efficient boat.