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I bought the 12' Core model which has a full deck pad coverage and makes for a quiet surface for fishing especially when dropping a lure down near the bow. The tracking is solid and even gets better after adding the side bite fins. The speed is decent for a 32" wide board and handles chop and small swells easily with only minor hull slap. It also provides a little better stability than some of the other Touring/Fishing boards I have used. Pros: Lots of user versatility and options. Holds value over time. Cons: Pricey
I bought a bote paddle board about 2 years ago and while it still performs very well, the paint faded terribly. I have to say for what we spent on it I am really disappointed in the aesthetic decline. My boyfriend has a much cheaper paddle board and its paint has held up wonderfully. My bote board does float and glide very well - so functionally it is just as stable today as when I purchased it :) however the next board I buy will not be a bote.
I'm 240 lbs, haven't used it to fish but needed something faster. I'm able to keep up with an older friend on a race board for most paddling. Much better going into waves than a flat board, more stable than most flat boards too!
Stability, speed, looks, (get lots of compliments) space to put life jacket and things!
I have the aqua color which I love but when it scratches, I haven't found a good touch up color!
Lots of compliments on the looks, very stable for 250 lb male!
Bow is quiet in chop, much easier going into the wind, very good speed
Stability! Speed! Looks!
The aqua color is hard to match when it scratches!
Exercise, photography, playing with the manatees!