Name: paddler550455

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I bought a used Necky Chatham 16 PE to for flatwater paddling on local area lakes. I am a newbie (have had only time in a kayak on two prior occasions). As indicated by other reviewers, it has good initial and secondary stability. On my first trip out in my Chatham, it took about a minute to get used to the tippiness. The boat has excellent tracking even without using the skeg. I was also able to practice turns on edge. I am 5'7" 170# and the boat fits me perfectly. The cockpit is snug but wet exits were not a problem. If there is a downside is the boat is heavy and bulkheads leaked a bit (nothing that a little off-season maintenance can't take care of). Overall I am very pleased with my purchase.