OK so you won't win any competitions with this kayak. What did you expect at this price? But if you just want a fun boat to mess about in, go fishing, birdwatching, paddle with the kids, enjoy getting on the water for VERY little money, go for it. You won't regret it. I use it on the inland lake where I live, loaded up with a picnic lunch and my Weimeraner dog, for a day's paddling trip. First the bad -
It is heavy (I am a 55 year old woman). I have to use wheels to get it to the water. I doubt I could get it on my car alone.
It is slow. If you have to keep up with a group in faster kayaks, expect to work hard. The good -
Solid as a rock. My dog uses it as swimming platform, climbing back on via my foot without tipping it.
Takes a load. Me, dog, lunch and paraphernalia weigh around 220 pounds. This is probably the smallest boat that could carry this so easily.
Reasonably comfortable seating position. Add a cushion if you need it.
Robust. It has stood up to some beatings.
Even overloaded as it is when I use it, it tracks fairly well.
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