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This boat is fast, fits me like a glove (I didn't care for boats with larger cock pits), has a comfortable seat and seat back, and stable. The day hatch in front of the cockpit within easy reach is a great feature. I had read about the scratch resistant and strong hull of the Prijon boats and having spent most of my paddling time in Prijon boats I'm sold.
There is one draw back - I've had trouble obtaining replacement parts (hatch covers, for example.) The Prijon website is not helpful and needs to be overhauled. I would score this boat a 10 if I had a source for replacement parts.
This is my fiancee's first boat. So far we have one big beef with this boat: The combing seems to be oversized. It take two men and a healthy young boy to get the spray skirt on. We can get it on but I could see plenty of females and possibly some men having trouble detaching the skirt after capsize. My G/F did. Prijon makes their own skirts, this may solve the problem. This is a serious safety issue- I've experienced it with her on two occasions to date. The RM body and hull are very rigid and in general it's thoughtfully constructed.
The design of the seat takes some getting used to, if you have seat problems (we did) make sure all your shock cords are in position. The owners manual doesn't mention this.
The low rating has everything to do with the oversized combing and the safety issues this presents.
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