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This model does not come with a lot of extras, but the relatively low cost allowed me to purchase add-ons like an additional pole holder for the front, an anchor, a cleat, plugs and a cup holder. The first time out I easily maneuvered into tight spots. With some practice, it will only get easier.
In sum, I am quite happy with it and would recommend it, especially to beginners or others looking for a stable platform.
High marks on stability, maneuverability, and load capacity. When I took it out into the sound (about 1&1/2 miles), it handled 2ft chop like a champ - even side to. Though it doesn't have a lot of room, it will comfortably fit a mid-size cooler or a 50-70lb dog on the back. The dry compartment is nice and roomy.
As the previous reviewer said, it's not made for speed - tough to keep up with others even if you're heading down with the current. I guess cause it's so wide, it has a tendency to turn sideways when you stop paddling - can be especially annoying when in the current, but I've managed to use that to my advantage when fishing along the river banks. You may also have to upgrade the seat - not too comfortable.
Overall, considering the price, I think it's a very good and safe fishing 'yak for beginners and will definitely burn off some calories. Lastly, don't try to stand up and pee off your kayak.
Overall for the price not a bad kayak for someone that isn't worried about getting there fast and wants to pack in a load of gear.
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