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The kayak is bomb proof. I have used it on slow rivers and quick oxbow river, now that a challenge, loaded it with 70 lbs of gear and supplies for Isle Royale. Surfed it off my beach on Lake Michigan side slipped it in big waves... great stability, bounced off rocks and trees with little effect to the hull. It is a bit tough to do a self rescue for me but a 2 man rescue is very doable. I handles chop and reflecting waves better when it has a mild load in it.
All in all a great boat.
I would recommend this kayak to medium to larger people, not suited for smaller framed people...
The Seaward Tyee has a green-land upswept bow, incredible stability and a very high cargo capacity. It has a very comfortable cockpit and with the extra volume in the bow it allows for a dry ride even when heavily loaded for over night trips. The snug-fitting cockpit is easily fine-tuned. The seatback can be moved horizontally forward or backward by mounting it in either of two sets of predrilled holes, and then adjusted for tilt using a strap. The seat bottom is padded with mini-cell foam in a nylon cover.
It is a very responsive boat, it is quick and agile while tripping. It is Seaward's most stable kayak is also a quick and responsive cruiser. It is one of the most sought after kayaks by tour operators. It is a 17' boat with a long waterline means the Tyee is an excellent choice for photography or over night tripping. It is very easy to paddle and moves effortlessly through the water, handles rougher water with ease.
As a photographer, I appreciate it's stability for not only shooting images, but in keeping all my gear safe when paddling the boat.
I highly recommend the Seaward brand to anyone as the quality and service are second to none. The boat itself is very well constructed and well thought out, with it's new recessed deck fittings, flush hatches, and deck lines.
The amount of storage is fantastic. The seat I received with my boat was molded plastic that was bonded to the hull and could not be moved. Also it transferred the cold from the water through to the seat bottom. I contacted Seaward and learned this was something they had to do for the boats ordered through the national store I ordered through. They sent me a newer padded/molded seat that they carried at a discount. Once I installed this new seat I was completely satisfied. It is adjustable and does not transfer the cold water through to your bottom.
I highly recommend the Seaward brand to anyone as the quality and service are second to none. I would really like to try one of their Quantums in the future for something that would be more of a play boat.