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This is the most stable molded plastic kayak I've ever been on…

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This is the most stable molded plastic kayak I've ever been on. It's nearly impossible to tip, and I'll paddle around with 2 wiggly kids in front of me in Dan Diego bay with zero fear of dumping. It's quite comfortable in all seating positions, I find I don't need the backrest for shorter/casual use. It's only 10 feet, so definitely intimate if paddled in tandem, but it gets the job done. Solo it's a fine fishing platform. The cost for stability and capacity is weight. It is very awkward to move solo, an unfortunate combination of weight and shape. It won't fit j rack style car top racks due to its unusual shape. I actually got another kayak for solo trips since I dreaded moving this beast for short trips. I still use this for family days at the beach, it's fine if you have a cart to move it and someone to help or a way to slide it up on the car roof. If you're looking mainly for rock steady stability and 400lb weight capacity, this is a great choice, but for solo fishing I would look elsewhere.

Overall this is an excellent kayak, in a couple circumstances. It's great…

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Overall this is an excellent kayak, in a couple circumstances. It's great for families. It's incredibly stable, I can easily take 2 kids out onto the bay with me, it's the most stable small kayak I've ever encountered. It's also fine for fishing, nice and maneuverable, and tracks surprisingly well for a 10 footer. If you're a bigger person and need the max stability possible, this is a good way to go. The built in seats are all comfortable, to the point I don't even need a back rest for short sessions.

On the negative side, it is incredibly heavy and awkward for its size. I dread moving it by hand, the one handle in the middle ensures plenty of banging into my shins. I made a cart for it for moving it otherwise but I can't avoid moving it by hand entirely due to where it's stored at my house. Its unusual shape makes it unable to use with "on the side" car carriers. I still use this for family outings, but got a lighter kayak to use for solo trips.

All in all it's very good, the downside of incredible stability is weight in this case

Fishing from a kayak is amazing. I caught 65 bass by…

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Fishing from a kayak is amazing. I caught 65 bass by floating. Did I lose a rod today? Yes. But... I replaced it with something better

I have this kayak and I love it so far! Very…

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I have this kayak and I love it so far! Very stable, plenty of room for me and my gear. Not a speed demon but does the job for me. I don't get tired paddling this little beauty. Easy for me to handle and store. I don't even notice it in the garage! Nice kayak all around for the price and versatility!

Have had this yak for two seasons, and it is a fantastic…

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Have had this yak for two seasons, and it is a fantastic value. I fish a 2,500 acre home water with lots of speedboat traffic. It handles whitecaps and wakes just fine. There are some things I would do differently. Some better mounting options would be a plus. I added hardware for an anchor trolley, but standard features like this and adjustable rod holders or smart ways to mount them would be desirable. There are few flat surfaces to take a rod mount or a fish locator.

The kayak is also not quick, and tends to rotate off a straight course due to its shorter length and broad width. Adjustable foot pegs would also be nice as the built-in divots are not ideal.

For the price though, it is rock solid. Other yaks in this price range may not be formed in the same watertight fashion, or may not be as durable. The thing is built like a tank, and I look forward to it being a part of the family armada indefinitely.

A great kayak for someone concerned about stability. If you are looking…

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A great kayak for someone concerned about stability. If you are looking for speed look elsewhere or add on a trolling motor(I did). It is stable and I was able to stand and fly fish when the water was calm. A great beginner kayak or for someone on a budget.

The Lifetime Sport Fisher sit-on-top kayak is one of the most versatile…

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The Lifetime Sport Fisher sit-on-top kayak is one of the most versatile, well-equipped recreational fishing platforms for its modest price range.

A one, or two person kayak, this boat comes supplied with many well-designed options: two paddles with side-rail clip-holders, a covered rear storage hatch, molded foot braces, three imbedded cup holders, two clip-on adjustable back braces, a side handle for righting, front and rear eyelets for anchor/tow lines, and multiple strategically placed cleats with a bow shock cord strap. Two fishing rod holders are installed on the stern and a third is located mid-way on the starboard side. The craft is flat-bottomed. tri-hulled Polyethylene, greatly contributing to its stability allowing for stand-up fly casting.

Overall, this kayak is an excellent choice for the beginner or intermediate river or lake fisherman or woman.