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If you are looking for a good, stable, boat that will last through a nuclear explosion, this is your boat. It's on-par with the Necky Amaruk.
While we did have a wonderful day trip, this kayak is horrible to paddle and is very slow. My skills are nil but when I watched the others in our group effortlessly paddle their composite's, I knew our kayak sucked more than my skills did. If you are only out for a couple of hours, I am sure this is a fine boat, but on an all day trip, this boat was insufficient.
We are going to buy a kayak, not this one though :) Doing my research online when I came across this nice website.