The Shasta is a versatile, lightweight open cockpit double with a whole host of accessories and many options for a variety of uses. Paddle solo, with your partner, child, dog or any combination of the above. Quite efficient in the water, it is stable, fast, and fun for touring, camping, and fishing.
It sports an easy paddling, efficient hull with moderately hard chines mid ship for additional stability. This kayak has front and rear bulkheads and hatches for balanced flotation and storage, and the 8 foot long cockpit makes for super easy access and unrestricted comfort. The Infinity Seat and Backrest add comfort and adjustability for a custom fit. Excellent for family paddling, fishing, picnicking, hauling cargo and just simply having fun!
Submitted by: Anonymous on 6/25/2010
It is light, 63lbs including a standard foot controlled rudder! Construction is sleek and durable thermoformed plastic called Carbonlite 2000, which is what all of their boats are made of. Design is superb, shallow vee hull 28" wide, the rudder is extremely simple and utilizes only one line to raise and lower. Everywhere you look, this kayak design has been thought through thoroughly and executed flawlessly. I used to think that Eddyline owners were a little too generous with their reviews, but now I know that they were simply in love with their kayak!
How does it paddle? Just as nicely as you could imagine, speedy,tracks very well, glides effortlessly, more than enough stability. I have paddled her three times and tried both bow and stern positions. Soon I will be going to try it solo, which can be done by moving the rear seat forward and attaching extensions on the rudder cables.
I really cannot say enough to describe every detail... If you are in the market for a versatile tandem do yourself a favor and seek out this model. I have had the pleasure of speaking to one of the owners and one of the sales reps several times and they are the kind of people who make a company great to deal with.