I posted a thread regarding the unruly behavior of my P+H CETUS in following seas with 20-35mph winds to our backs, we had 2'-3' wind waves, it should have been a fun day, my paddling partners, all paddling NDK's dusted my ass.
This boat has a lot of rocker and turns on a dime, which is nice!
The skeg however is flimsey at best, good or bad design from P+H?
I've never had a boat with this much rocker, looks like I might have to look at my paddling style, which after thirty years of paddling is second nature to me.
Also the boat is swedeform, any suggestions would be welcome.
Wow, I just saw that you gave it a 5/10 on paddling.net. .. you probably have the wrong boat for your "needs"?
I have the tupperware version of your boat, the Scorpio LV, I was in rough waters the other day and found that it was difficult to keep the boat going straight when going with the waves as well, but isn't that what is supposed to happen ? to some degree at least ? Plus that generous bow rocker is probably limiting your overall speed along with LOA. Though I believe swede form can be technically 'faster' provided a few things.
The Skeg is OK, but I would assume that most boats will have issues with the skegs from time to time, the guy who sold me the boat had to replace the line and that seemed to help with deployment and retracting..
I think your review is very partial and biased towards a particular sea condition. 5/10 is entirely unfair, this is one of the many well made 'swiss army knives' of kayaks..