If I like my Nomad / Extreme boat after I redo it I won't be buying another CD. If it is to tight I may sell it and get a Nomad HV with another 3/4" in deck height.
I need a boat for the Mrs. which may be a CD Solstice if she like mine when she tries it.
Next boat I want is a surfski maybe of which a couple are made here in the USA. Before I get to that I need to feel real comfortable in my CD Extreme which is good bit more tippy than my Solstice but it should be faster 3"+ narrower and 2'+ longer. :>)
Hulki may be my surfski but they have no dealers on East Coast or may be anywhere. I find it hard to send money to get a boat and never have tried it.
She is afraid of a long boat. We rented a Solstice and Solstice GTS one day. When we went out there were 20-25 knot winds. She couldn't turn to easy in the wind. It was not easy for me either but I learned to lean, and turn the easier way with the wind. Rudder boat I guess is a plus too in heavy wind. She tried a CD Vision but there are from China. Something 16' would be good for her but not much in that area of sea kayaks.
If I gave her my Solstice I know where their is a 08 HV Solstice for 2300 left over unused. Might be more roomy for me but then it is a wind catcher too being higher.
My Kokatat drysuit has worked out very well! The neo gloves I have not so well as they start to tear fast at the thumb. I'll tape them at the thumb.
Edited by DogPaddle52 (04/03/11 12:09 PM)
Long Island NY
'08 CD Solstice GT
'03 CD Extreme
'10 Ocean Trident Prowler
'10 Hobie Quest.