Written on: 02/09/2012 by rmkeatinge
I wanted a sit-on-top kayak for beach fun and for introducing newcomers to paddling. I wanted it small, light, and inexpensive. Performance requirements were modest, but reasonable directional stability was needed. By way of a shakedown cruise I've just taken this boat down the Menai Strait on a spring tide and it performed nicely. Not fast, but stable, manoeuvrable, and it was just about possible for me to load it onto the roof at the end of the trip. My previous sit-on-top needed two strong people. The build quality seems good, though I suppose that the lighter boat will mean less robustness. For what I wanted it's difficult to think of any possible improvement.