Submitted: 09-12-2011 by sherry b
Update on Journey Smartrack rudder.
I learned that by adjusting the rudder cable, the ideal foot position on the upper, gas pedal part can be obtained. When I first demo'd a Smartrack rudder, the shop did not explain this to me even after I complained about the difficulty of reaching it with the ball of my foot or my toes. Now I am thoroughly happy with this system.
I still can only give the boat a 9 against all other boats because it is a heavy plastic boat. Fiberglass still wins with me as a better paddlecraft but I will say the Journey is durable. I have paddled it all over Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, river and lake and it is looking good!