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Submitted: 08-28-2007 by nollner
not sure why no one has posted since 2005...
The Storm has been completely redesigned and is a great boat if you are a big guy like me (6'2", 230lbs., high center of gravity)... I started paddling in a Perception Captiva... fell in love with paddling but progressed past this boat quickly...great stability because it is about the same size as an aircraft carrier... took some lessons locally and bought a Current Designs Sirocco... great boat, very nimble, very quick but I had a real problem with the initial stability...
After a year of really trying to adapt, I demo'ed the Storm and fell in love with it...I sold the Sirocco to a friend who is smaller and has a lower center of gravity... he loves the Sirocco, I love the Storm and we are both really happy
My wife (who loves her Valley Avocet), my friend, and I now paddle all over Narragansett Bay, including the areas exposed to the Atlantic...4 - 6 foot swells are commonplace and all 3 of us have no problems in our boats... it is fun to go out in the big waves and have the same confidence as the folks I paddle with.
I recommend this boat to any large person who wants a fast boat which is easy to put on edge (I never use the rudder) but gives the confidence in big seas to stay upright... the 3 of us are planning a week long paddle from Conanicut Island in Rhode Island to Orleans, Massachusetts on Cape Cod... should be outstanding. Happy paddling to everyone!
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