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I LOVE my boat. I am a somewhat slight woman and in my 60s. I love that my kayak is sturdy. I am rough on it since it can get heavy to lift into my SUV. I do drag it on gravel and it slams on the ground sometimes as I'm lifting it out of my truck. I don't worry about hurting it. I have no idea what a skeg is (rudder?) so don't use it. I do put a pillow on my seat and i am plenty comfortable. I only wish my back compartment were a dry one.
Just bought a green viper for my goddaughter during black friday. I can't say enough good things about it.
It tracks well now due to the skeg I have pounded in and I drilled a hole in it and attached it to a leash so I cannot lose it. I have 2 extra at home. It definitely needs that to track well.
I am feeling better about this Pelican. I was comfortable in it the entire way. I also like I can lift it and move it by myself. I am 51 and female and I am usually by myself kayaking so that helps. As I take it into different waters this summer I will let you know how it goes.