Length: 17' 0" - Width: 22.50" - Starting at: $2495.00See More Details about this Kayak
As far as features, it has about everything I could want in a touring boat, excellent capacity, excellent rigging, and gets all sorts of compliments.
My complaints are few. You should inspect the insides for any potential "pokers" which may impale your dry bags, but this should be standard for any boat so I am simply stating a complaint since there are no other flaws or things that annoy me.
I've logged at least 40 nautical miles on it so far and if Delta needs a spokesperson, they can get a hold of me anytime. Bulkheads are bone dry. Damn fine boat for the money. I'd give it a 10, but without the rudder, it does make keeping a straight line in the wind a challenge.
I still haven't managed to tip it by accident though I sometimes feel mighty close -- secondary stability is really good. And it simply has good looks. To be maybe too frank, I'm disappointed when I'm putting in or taking out and there's no one there to say, "Hey, nice boat, what kind is it?"
As mentioned in my previous review I'm fairly new to kayaking. This boat is perfect for me.
What a lovely boat. Though I'm not very experienced, I found its initial stability very good. I climbed into it from a high-ish dock (first time I'd done that) and away I went. Then I discovered edging :) Finally having a boat that really "fit", I was delighted to see how slight shifts in hips really turned the boat. Revelation :) I took my camera gear with me and felt quite comfortable fiddling about with that, not tippy at all. Seems like it will be a very good day-boat.
Anyway: love it so far. I have no idea how it does in rough water because I haven't taken it there yet. But as a "next step" for folks like me who want to master a proper sea kayak it seems like a great choice.
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