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It tracked wonderfully as one would expect from a heavy 13 footer... maneuvered adequately but no ballerina. Again... it's a tandem, wide stable kayak. Not really designed for shooting rapids. If you can still find one in good shape snap it up. They are a bit heavy... but very sturdy and forgiving.
Over all it's a great kayak for pleasure boating or sightseeing. I have found a few fishermen like myself who have rigged this kayak to the hilt like you would a purpose built fishing kayak. It starts out OK but it is not stable enough as a fishing platform. I learned this the hard way in December of 2014 when I rolled it being too confident and lost over $1000.00 in equipment. If you rig it for fishing... KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID! The KISS rule!
If you want to fish, get a (FISHING KAYAK)
This boat tracks well and is stable in big water (even in white caps) and is responsive when play boating at waterfalls. The tough polyethylene is scarred and scratched and still doesn't leak!
Occasionally we bang paddles, but only if my partner in the back is making a correction and I am paddling straight. I don't know that I would want to take it on long trips due to the lack of storage capacity, but for playing around at the lake it is great. I have also paddled solo and love it, I can actually kick my feet out to the sides and get unstuck if I take it into too shallow a spot. It paddles nicely from the middle, but I have not tried any other position solo.