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Boats & Boards
moengelmoengel   October 20, 2006
(Updated: October 20, 2006)
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Like a nasty fungus you picked up in a public bath house, this boat grows on you.

About myself I started kayaking this spring, but quickly progressed to a solid class III boater. I mostly play, but like to run things when the water's up. I also enjoy going to the beach and playing in the surf. About the test environment Potomac River (Mather's Gorge/Great Falls area) and Ocean City, Maryland. Review I went from an old WaveSport Z to the Flirt, and I have to be honest, I was a little disconcerted at first. Because of its width and volume, the Flirt is super stable for a playboat, but this makes it harder to roll than most. This took a little getting used to. However, after a few sessions, I was totally comfortable and appreciated the extra stability. I often take this boat down Mather's Gorge on the Potomac at low to moderate water levels and it rips. It spins like a top, carves like a knife, and cartwheels like a 5 year old school girl. In the ocean, this boat is super fun, easy to handle, and fast. I bought the boat used with the older Fluid outfitting, but it's bombproof,...

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