I built this kayak 11 years ago. I had never kayaked before. This kayak is very quick at handling in all kinds of water. Fun to play in waves or close to shore. It also is a nice cruiser as I take it out mostly in the south Puget Sound.
When people are around I always pygmy kayak.net comments on what a great looking kayak it is. Even my young grand kids love the kayak.
Building it wad easy & fun. Starting another model now.