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It's fun to go out in waves, and it was also fun to learn to track and steer using only stroke and leaning. She's fast, effortless to paddle, and I've taken overnight trips. This boat is so fun to go out in any weather, because I don't have to worry about capsizing, I just climb back in.
Fun, fast, well built - the perfect snorkeling kayak. I only use my sit-in when the water is below 60 deg.
Some mild steel screws and nuts & bolts installed and rusted quickly. I replaced those with stainless steel. Screws and bolts were too long and would catch on anything placed inside. Plastic fittings broke. Rudder pedals stick and must be pushed hard. Pedals installed too high for my size 10 feet.
Very difficult to bring the rudder up or down. When the rudder is pulled up the rudder cord will strain, the mechanism will stick, the rudder will suddenly release, and the metal rudder will violently and loudly bang on the fiberglass unless the rudder is aligned perfectly straight to fit into the rudder catch mechanism(try to keep the rudder straight while seating in the kayak and tugging and pulling the rudder up.). The fibeglass sill be damaged. I installed a strip of rubber to ptotect the fiberglass and installed a pulley for the rudder cord.
Hidden Screw holes(one on each side) in middle of pedal mechanism drilled through hull but rudder pedal screws were not installed for both pedals. You are left with two hidden drilled holes into the hull from the cockpit.
Performance: Compared to other sit-on-tops, performance is good, but I've paddled 7-8 traditional designs since, and the Seda Revenge is middle-of-the-road at best. It's initial stability is high, and it surfs well (with the rudder; the only time I use it), but between the bottom design and lack of rocker, it's slow to respond and has kind of a "mushy" feel to it. The bow design tends to push water as much as cut through it. Straight-line speed is OK, but it tops out quickly; slight weathercock. Hatches are good, and it stores an enourmous amount of gear for overnights.
Construction: Average. I've found a few minor problems, but nothing significant other than it is HEAVY!
Overall: Compared to other sit-on-tops, it's above average. Compared to traditional designs, average at best. The only reason I give it a 6 is that the cost is relatively cheap--got what I paid for, I guess.
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