The only reason I give an 8/10 is because I would have preferred the rudder to completely twist up than just half way and the front deck hatch has only one latch, two will be better (third year model does have 2)
Over all I love the Kasko and I have used it in open sea and it responded very well though it's 13 ft.
I will recommend it.
Last summer my girl and I bought each an AquaBound paddle with Posi lock. What a beauty. We both love our paddle coz it's light, position the way u want and in a matter of a clik we can twist and change the position to make it more comfortable to paddle.
A recommended buy