5 out of 5
September 18, 2009
I bought one of these boats for my wife originally so that she could enjoy kayaking without having to worry about a large heavy boat. Also we could stow it easily on our yacht. It has worked out to be a real treat- much more than I expected and that's from somebody who has been a kayaker for more years than I want to count - it paddles well with good run - more run than you would expect for an inflatable. Very comfortable too in our subtropical climate. I was so impressed I bought a second one so that we could both enjoy them together. I can't comment on how long the material will last but from what I can see these boats are well made of durable material. You just have to remember to get a 12 volt high volume low pressure pump though (I only bought a cheapie too) because otherwise you'll be there all day pumping up the three bladders (in my case 6!!!). To be fair I enjoy the Sawtooth more than my hard TK1 because of its versatility. I just wish I had the inflatable when I was last in Vanuatu - I would have seen a lot more of the place that way. What I really enjoy is the fact that I can lay back and just relax like I am on an inflatable airbed. Try that in a hard skinned boat whether it is a "sit in" or "sit on". The molding or the small hole that you sit in makes that impossible. I used to have to go ashore to lay down if my back got sore from paddling. Now I can enjoy laying back and experiencing the mesmerizing sensation of the water on the boat. Very nice......and relaxing. Good for a sun tan too if you need one.