I bought this Pamlico double in kevlar for casual use with my wife and occasional solo paddling mostly because we wanted an easily carried boat with less hassle cartopping. The lay up they sent is very nice indeed. Besides the elegant appearance this boat tracks very well and turns easily especially with the rudder.
The seats are real easy chairs, overall we are stoked. We usually paddle around the local marina in light winds and some chop, no problem. I have a spraydeck and will go out on the coast although this kayak is more of a hybrid between a canoe and a kayak as it has an open cockpit.
The guys at Action Water Sports in Marina Del Rey were terrific all around although I must Wilderness Systems customer service was not too good..hard to reach and somewhat diffident and late delivery but Action Water Sports helped us out and we enjoy this 'yak.
It is very well put together and I even rigged an electric trolling motor on it and a new long life, lightweight (23pounds) Evercell battery which all worked well for fishing. Overall this is a pricey but terrific boat for older kayakers especially in quiet bays and lakes as it is so light and stable it glides easily and is fast too. It paddles very well solo as well.
I'd give it a ten but for my irritation with Wilderness System's communication as they just lay everything off on their dealers. Too bad they make great boats.
Last word... in kevlar this is a very pleasing recreational boat, easy to paddle, fast, light, extremely comfortable, a limo that glides us close to wildlife and requires very easy effort to paddle.