Very stable, well made fishing kayak. I use for saltwater fishing... ample storage, the area behind the seat fits a milk crate or a good size cooler. It is 60lbs which is a little heavy, but nothing that you couldn't handle.
I waited and researched a lot before getting this kayak. It works well, I've taken it out a few times as a double, but it is manageable for a single person as well. You must inflate with the gauge and be prepared to inflate a bit more if it's a hot day and the water is cool. The blow up seat back isn't the greatest, as a single i put a small cooler behind for support, and had plenty of room for 2 little dogs. I wanted something I could handle getting into the car and to the waters edge on my own, and I barely can it is quite heavy and awkward when inflated, so I haven't gone solo yet.
This is a very versatile kayak, with a lot of features. When I say versatile I mean it. my 10 year old can handle it with no problem, as well as myself. its super stable. I can shift and sit in it sideways while fishing. I've seen videos of guys standing in it but I cant (too heavy and my belly gets in the way ha) but someone a little bit more nimble and lighter would have no problem and after some outriggers it would be even better. the rod holders are nice and placed well so they are easy to use. There is a really nice deck on the back for gear. The hull is roomy and could hold a lot of gear in dry storage. Its sealed well. After several outings its dry as a bone, I love the built in scotty rod holder in front as well. It would be easy to mount a fish finder mount in the scotty mount and run the transducer in a scupper hole. I would have no problem with this in a large lake and feel completely comfortable. The shock cord hooks that hold the net can be arranged in a million different ways after removing the net, and the hull is thick enough to add more accessories. Its a blank canvas for anyone who likes to rig up kayaks to the max. At its price point I am not sure it can be beat. Its a great entry level kayak that can get you started and also be used with other family members. The only thing missing is that the skeg wheel could be a bit better. It works but only on pavement, gravel or rocky paths will inevitably cause problems with it, but its weight makes up for it because even someone as out of shape as me can easily carry it overhead to the edge of the water. if you are on the fence....go for it
I mounted these to aluminum fence posts with sheet metal screws. The brackets are sturdy and covered in foam to protect the kayak. The shape works well and holds the kayak securely. I like the straps and the ability to swing the brackets flush to the fence when not in use.
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