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Green Boat

by Dagger

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I've owned my Green Boat for a little over a year now…

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I've owned my Green Boat for a little over a year now and I tried every whitewater boat I could find before I bought it. I'm 6'5" 200lbs and I found it to be very comfortable for my size. The deck height is a little low, but if you're a little flexible its no problem. It just makes more body to boat contact for rolling and turning. It would seem unstable at first but it just has a tendency to lean into turns which it turns incredibly quick to be 12ft long. I've recently had back surgery and its great for upriver paddling as long as you're really into the workout. It will spin 180 degrees if u stop for a short time because your wake catches up and picks up the stern and throws it around. If youre really wanting a workout like I do because I'm doing my own therapy it's easy to paddle nonstop up river for over an hour. You can really tell its for fast water. I've been in some class 4-5 in it a lot and it handles like a small boat yet you have volume that makes it more controllable for a big guy like me at least. The new green IR Lucky Charm skirt in a size Large deck fits really snug. No worries of implosion. The Dagger creeker seat and outfitting are unbelievably comfortable. If you don't have eyes on the green boat I would at least strongly recommend Dagger if you like any comfort at all.

This is a good creekboat or big river runner. It handles great…

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This is a good creekboat or big river runner. It handles great and is super easy to turn for being such a long boat. I find it to be very stable and goes through rapids like they aren't even there. I don't playboat so I can't say much on that.

Overall it has been a great boat and fits me fine at 6'1" 180lbs with size 14feet. I think if I was any taller though it might be a problem as I have the seat full back and bulkhead full forward and can barely get my knees under the bulkhead.

I have only one complaint: if you are on water that is slow and you are paddling it is a terrible boat. At speed this boat requires constant paddling to maintain it heading down stream. If you stop paddling for 5 seconds you will be doing a 180 turn. This boat is designed to steer quickly or to dig in and pull you to wherever you want to go and it does those things incredible for a big boat and it is very fast! It also has good volume for storage if you want to do a multi day trip. The seat is nice and it is fairly comfortable overall.

Designed to win last year’s Green River creek boat race (took four…

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Designed to win last year’s Green River creek boat race (took four out of the top five spots), it became available to us mere mortals this past Spring with refinements. If you like the idea of acquiring a NASCAR racer at a minivan price, you’ll love this. And, the possibilities extend beyond creeking.

At 11'9" x 24", it harks back to old school, but has modern refinements that enable it to carve with ease. The speed comes from the long, narrow profile and is great to have when you need to go to the whip. If there’s a surf wave without access eddys, not to worry. You’ll be able to attain it from downstream when others can only watch. It will surf and carve (somewhat), but the slightly rounded bottom requires some adjustment.

Some describe it as tippy, but I think they’re from a generation that was weaned on broad playboats. It’s lively, but that provides the easy lean to make it cut and run. Rolling is no problem. With rocker carefully dialed in at both ends, it will surprise you with its readiness to spin.

The acceleration is quick with a bow-up attitude. This makes it a breeze to boof. It punches holes and eddy lines like a missile. The outfitting is comfortable and effective. Build quality is mass production. A map of the Green River is etched into the deck – nice touch.

While its intent is creek racing, the size and speed open up other doors, like whitewater tripping. Also, if your local river is pool-drop, with emphasis on the pools, this will get you from feature to feature with minimal time and effort. And, it’s just flat out fun.