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It offers quite a few customization options. And it really has about all the storage You'll ever need.
Only complaint I have is that it is difficult to get on my cart with one person. Very bulky.
The only downside is that the kayak isnt as stable standing as I had hoped. The WS Ride 115 seems to be much more stable while standing. I also would prefer more storage closer to the seat for easier access.
Overall I really enjoy fishing out of this boat in my lake and I am looking forward to getting it out in the gulf this summer!
One other thing to say: Almost everyone has asked me if I have tried standing up in it, and I have. At 6'-0, 265lbs, it is stable to stand on, but I could not imagine trying to land a fish while standing. Basically, it was all I could do to maintain my balance just standing there. Hopefully I will get better at standing with practice as I really hoped to be able to stand while fishing.
I am very happy with the Coosa and highly recommend it, just understand it's design and stability and your good to go. I also have 2 other kayaks that I use on other types of water and those are better suited to those bodies of water. I am a fan of multiple tools designed for the application of intended use. Multiple kayaks are still cheaper that a "real" boat so just tell your significant other that I said it's OK and mandatory for a quiver of kayaks. Plus she'll have one to go with you and or when friends want to go you can choose the one best suited for you and you'll all still have a great day. All the best!!
This boat works for what I bought it for. It can ferry and can eddy turn. I can fish from it. I cannot stand up in it. I cannot use the high seat position, only the low seat position. The boat is heavy for it's length, and is awkward to load and unload from a vehicle rack. The carry handles are where the rod tie-downs should be and vice-versa. The compartment lids have bungees run though them so they are not water tight. But if you use small water tight bags, you can camp out of it. I use a long kayak paddle, but on small lakes or slow rivers, I prefer a bent shaft paddle. I added carabineers to guide anchor/mooring lines, and I added anchor cleats by the carry handle. I added a Scotty rod holder mid-ships. Many of the features for fishing are weak or need modification. Plan on getting hung up on vertical stumps. I have better boats for birding, hunting, or photography. The seat is very comfortable. I like the camo choices. I like the relatively easy in and out.
I would rate this boat as above average, not outstanding. It does fill a unique niche in my boat fleet. Happy paddling!
Changes needed - Sturdiness of the under body, Plastic to thin.