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Borealdesign's Narwhal

I have been paddling a Dagger Magelan in coastal waters of Maine for the last 3 years. I am upgrading now to fiber glass. I very much like the looks of the borealdesign boats. I did a demo paddle in an Alvik the other day but the fixed thigh braces made it very hard for me to get out even on land. I then tried the narwhal which is a foot shorter and an inch and 1/4 wider. The cockpit feels fine and the boat paddled easily at my cruising speed and seemed to track and lean well. I could put the spray skirt in the water with a moderate lean. Does any one have one of these boats and if so what do you think of it? Thanks for any information. Hope to meet you on the water.

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