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Now the reason I rate this boat above 5 is because of the value. I believe we got them on sale for $220. Also, for a recreation type Kayak they handle really well. You can turn them on a dime and they track well compared to the more expensive recreation Kayaks we tried. Also if your doing smaller rivers like we do in Michigan you want a quick turning kayak. Plus if you treat them like we do you probably want a cheap Kayak. We drop them at the river put in point and then leave them to drop a truck off at the take out point. We drag them down hills and over roots and rocks. For the money they work great. For this type I would almost rate the boat a 10. Great handling and cheap.
So why did I only rate it a 6?
Well a cheap Kayak is just that. They do not have very comfortable seats for longer trips. However, the Sea-doos are more comfortable then the newer waterquests in my opinion because of the paddling. However, my back does get a little sore after a couple hour float of just cruising because of the non adjustable lower backrest. Also, the hatch on the back will leak. However, I just use mine for a cooler anyway and I like the removable insert so you and store stuff underneath.
To sum it up, it is a great kayak if all your looking for is a cheap kayak to drop at a river or lake for the kids or a fun float for adults. It handles very well for its class and tracks well also. They make much more comfortable seats but those kayaks also cost a lot more. You decide.
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