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Well I've had it out twice now, in very calm conditions, so it hasn't been tested yet. First impressions is that there is significantly more of a sensation of buoyancy for someone my weight. (215 lbs). The result is it seems more manouverable than the smaller Ootek, which, obviously, is sitting deeper in the water. I imagine the Ootek mk1 feels, to my wife, very much like what this one feels like to me.

I finished my before breakfast round the island course in an hour and a half at a steady cruising speed. It is 12km, so that works out at 8 kph or 5 mph... Millpond conditions, so no help or hinderence from wind or water.

The boat is very stable... Initial and secondary.

Footroom, which was the limiting factor in the mk1 is much improved, but I would think would max out at a size 45 euro (10+ UK). Not sure what that is in the US.

For a tall guy an extra strip at the sheer would do the trick.

A bit of a relief that deck height is still nicely low around the front of the cockpit area, which is great for greenland style paddling.

About the glove box, which was concerning me when I installed it. Would it get in the way? Well the good news is that I never noticed it all. Totally unaware that it was there, including getting in and out. I could have gone an inch more on the radius and still not know it was there probably. Considering that this boat has a relatively low deck, that is good news all around.

I wanted to be able to stow my breakdown greenland paddle on either deck, front and rear. The photos describe what I did. I am very happy with the setup so far. In this respect GPs are easier to manage than euros.










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