Top positive review
more then I could have expected
Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2011
I knew what I wanted, and did my research. I wanted a fishing kayak, one that was a little shorter, that I could easily hoist on my shoulder, and walk a decent distance without killing myself. I am 6", 225 lbs, and slightly bulging in the middle. and I also needed one that would be able to accommodate me as well as whatever I need, according to what I am doing. When this kayak arrived I was impressed at the workmanship and overall quality upon getting it out on the water I am simply amazed. The cockpit is spacious and easy to get into. The dashboard with cup holder and two cavities were very well spaced, with the lowest part of the wall going into the cockpit (if something drops, it will probably drop into the cockpit.) I was so comfortable that I spent large portions of the day just sitting, watching my bobber do absolutely nothing, and feeling no ill will about it. At first I was a little unsteady, had not been in a kayak in 7 years or so. After a little time I was gliding smoothly, able to access all parts of the boat including the elastic rigging in front without rocking. I meant my first trip out to simply get used to how the kayak moved, figured I would just paddle around all day, getting comfortable. I brought the tackle and pole, but did not think I would use them. Within an hour I was kicking myself for not rigging my anchor so that I could fish without drifting around. I planned to stay out for 3 hours, when that 3 hours was done I wanted to stay out for the rest of the night. The adjustable seat was more comfortable then I could have hoped, as I got no numbness, tingling or strain. This kayak tracks like a dream, when you hit a decent amount of speed it moves like it has a motor. Turning is easy, as well as spinning in place.
I recommend this kayak, ample space and comfort for a bigger guy, nice usable dashboard, and plenty of capacity and room to bring whatever you need.
Love it, can't wait until tomorrow, going out again.