I recently bought a DAG Miwok because it was all I could afford. It's a plastic boat but seems quite capable (compared to my old Geoff Barker estuary kayak which I would not take out into open ocean) except that the rudder pedals seem uncomfortable and flimsy and are mounted to the side of the hull, which being plastic does not feel rigid enough. The hatches aslo are not very water tight using a neoprene cover with loose fitting plastic covers and straps to hold them down. I think the design is good, paddles and tracks well but probably a little flimsy around the rudder pedal/hatch areas. It's very popular with tour guides because it's generally robust, easy to paddle and cheap. My first choice would have been a locally made Pittarak composite kayak.