My Nordkapp is a rotomold. It probably weighs in at just over 60 lbs. I have no trouble putting it on the roof of my truck or carrying it by myself. I chose the plastic version because of the amount of time I paddle on Georgian bay in Ontario. Anyone familiar with this area knows that there are almost no sand beaches, mostly stone and rock. I have paddled the boat only empty so far and find that it is "tippier" than many other boats I have paddled. But I didn't get it to use as a play boat. Tripping is what I wanted it for. I absolutely love the hatch covers and plastic welded bulkheads. The covers are a bit of a pain in the ass to properly put on but when they are on no water gets in at all. The other thing about this boat is that it is very rigid for a plastic boat. I haven't yet seen another plastic boat this stiff. Valley increased their price this year. I bought mine, a 2011 model, for $1570.00 Canadian dollars plus taxes. The price now at the same store is $1849.99. I am glad I bought it during the sale when I did.
And Strange Magic, I agree. It does look like a million bucks.
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