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Today I purchased a 2007 Ocean Kayak Drifter Angler. Today I also Returned a 2007 Drifter Angler. Let me start with the fact that I'm 6'2" tall and 250lbs, I wanted a big boy yak with lots of room. The things that attracted me to a Drifter were; price at $599, width for stability, plenty of room for fishing, and a weight capacity of 450-500. Perfect for me in theory. After launching I soon noticed that this boat was designed poorly, the guys at Ocean Kayak need to add at least two inches of height to this yak. Water poured in the scuppers holes like crude oil on Jed Clamped's Arkansas homestead. Scuppers are for draining water out, not in. The yak claimes to have a wieght capacity of 450-500lbs. As far as I'm concered the wight capacity is more like 200 lbs. There was more water IN the boat than OUT. Scupper plugs only masked the problem that this boat just wasn't right. So I returned it, luckily, and will be buying a different kayak. Please try before you buy! Go to a demo day, and take your time. Buying a kayak should only hurt once, not twice after you figure out you purchased the wrong boat. As far as the Drifter, it is a good fishing yak for someone who; is under 200 lbs, needs the stability, and wants to get in cheap.

If you weigh more than 200 lbs, this is your yak. If you like to enjoy paddling rather than the inoppertune rollin' in the drink, this is your yak. If you like to catch fish, this is your yak. If you like carrying your cooler, kid, and everything you own, this is your yak. This yak is a Cadillac with all the bells and whistles you will need to enjoy the water, camping, and fishing. Quality craftsmanship, brilliant design, stability ,and performance you deserve from your hard earned money.

I use this yak in the surf, on lakes, and here is one you probably haven't heard, on class 3 rivers. That's right, this truck of the water likes to drive. With all the sexy colors so you can look good doing it.

I'll tell you one thing, it is not often these days that you will find a company that will give you a lifetime warranty. My truck doesn't have it, my house, my furinture, my fishing pole, I can't think of anything that does. Cobra stands by its product for life. What else in your life can you say that about?

So I highly recommend a Fish n' Dive. It's the perfect kayak for me. This is a purchase that will make you smile every time you use it. Now go out and paddle!