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Comments about Eddyline Fathom Kayak with Skeg:
The good (actually great!): As I've had three boats prior to this one, I'm familiar with plastic and fiberglass construction. Eddyline's Carbonlite thermoplastic material is strong and rigid like fiberglass--FAR superior to basic polystyrene boats--AND lighter in weight than even fiberglass! The fit and finish is very, very high quality and holds up very well. The bottom is more resistent to scratches/digs than fiberglass so you can use it a wider variety of paddling situations that you might with a fiberglass boat; and the colored top deck is finished to a glossy surface that shines .
Further, the cockpit and legroom is excellent for medium to extra-large sized paddlers; the boat has three individual storage hatches, perimeter lines, deck bungees, and a drop-down skeg.
In comparison to other boats I've owned and/or paddled, a beginner my find this boat initially a bit tippy/unstable at rest, but once you start paddling, the boat steadies itself and your confidence will increase. The secondary stability is terrific, and you can lean the boat and carve sharp turns with a little practice.
The only reason it's a 4-star and not a 5-star review is that I'm not really that happy with the seat.
Eddyline gives the option of a backrest or backband. My boat came with the backband, but I wasn't that comfortable so I bought and installed the backrest. I prefer the backrest, but have realized that MY (personal problem here) issue is really with the seat BOTTOM. My previous boats were made by Wilderness Systems and had the patented "Phase 3" seats, which are recognized as the BEST in the industry, so I was spoiled.
If you can afford the Eddyline price points, you won't be disappointed with their products. They build a beautiful boat.
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