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Cross River (CR) 125
Boats & Boards
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

I bought this as a boat I could run rivers and shred waves with, and it is good at that. There is room to get your food and rescue gear in. It is very comfortable. The relitavely long planing hull brings it up on the plane on very small waves making ferries easy .It spins more easily than my Gliss, is lighter and easier to roll. I was surprised that it is more forgiving than my old Prijon Hurricane and has excellent secondary stability. When surfing the bow does not purl as easily as the Gliss. Putting it upright is not as easy as the Gliss, but somebody heavier than me will probably do better.
It is not a good rescue boat, The stern bar is to near the cockpit for a swimmer to hold easily and it is too slow to shunt boats to the bank. A peice of climbing tape on the stern bar would help the swimmer.
Overall I guess it acheives what the designer set out to do. I like the boat a lot and I wonder why LL stopped making it, I suppose not enough people bought it.

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About Me
Comfortable enough on class 111 to run it with out scouting on most occasions, 175cm tall, 70Kg in my padddling gear (which where I live means lots of fleece and a dry suit even in summer). I am basically a river runner who likes surfing.
Pros / The Good
Very comfortable with good outfitting
Cons / The Bad
The plastic does not seem very abrasion resistant
Recommend
Yes
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robpealing Written by robpealing
January 12, 2020
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January 12, 2020
It is 2020 and I am still using this kayak, the plastic has proved to be much more durable than I initially thought it would be . I have sold the gliss, I still have my hurricane.
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