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I think the deck rigging could be better. It's thinner than I am used to and I doubt it be very helpful in a self-rescue using my paddle propped in it. My plan is to replace it with thicker rigging.
This boat does not have a rudder and doesn't really need one. It can be added however. It turns well with edging. This boat has two hatches that are ample in size with covers that are attached by a cord, a good feature. I would have liked a 3rd hatch for day use items.
This boat is a keeper.
I've been paddling one for almost a year now, and love it. I like the "negative rocker" design, negates need for a rudder and helps with tracking and speed, but does make it more tricky getting in/out in shallow water or beach launches. While not strong on primary stability it has a lot of secondary if you just stay loose and trust it; I tend to take water/snack breaks with weight shifted slightly to one side to take advantage of the secondary.
For the price, responsive performance, speed and aesthetic value, it's a hard boat to beat and I recommend it!
No need for a rudder, this boat tracks and turns very well. Speed is only limited by how fast and hard you can paddle. I love to take this boat out and cruise across the water. The cockpit design doesn't leave me feeling cramped up or closed in. I have one of the earlier models and the hull has changed, but they have made some design changes in the top decking and hatches. It is a beautiful boat and it is a keeper.
Too bad there aren't more dealers, Januatica boats are a steal for you get for the price. They are worth seeking out.