tx river rat wrote:
Try to keep it a bit shorter next time will ya Ron?
Ron's right of course but the seat doesn't have to be right on the bottom of the hull. Mine is as per plans and has about an inch of foam padding. The only time I rolled it was when trying to surf.
A lot of people describe the Laker as "tippy". True, it doesn't feel rock solid when upright but there is a good amount of secondary stability, by which I mean it won't capsize easily. Stability is a very subjective thing and depends on the paddlers experience, both recent and long term. The more time you spend in a tippy boat the more stable it becomes. I fish, take photos and hope to go camping with it so I still reckon the Laker is a good little all rounder.