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The boat handles very well. It is extremely easy to maneuver with some lean on the turns. It is superior to my friends' solo's in navigating narrower streams and bogs. The only knock I have ( and hence the 8 rating) is that the Bucktail does not track well in rough water going downwind or down current. It can be real hard to keep straight. By contrast, my friend's Hornbeck tracks better in such conditions but overall is not nearly as maneuverable. There are always trade-offs. But I can live with that.
Finally, I should add that the Bucktail is beautifully built; impeccable workmanship. It is much more attractive than other solo's, for whatever that's worth.