Cool! Thanks...was beginning to wonder if anybody was following these threads.
The Ellsmere one of several that I am looking at. I've paddled the Wilderness Systems' 170. It was a fine boat, but I liked the CD Cypress better in comparison.
Going to look around to see if I can find an Ellsmere to test paddle. We have lots of water in Florida and so many different paddling opportunities. However the more I check out the different types of sea touring kayaks, the more I discover what we don't have available down here. Maybe its just the boats I'm choosing to look at...
Again, thanks for the info, Ellsmere is a very interesting boat to look at.