An adventure boat deluxe
I am an experienced whitewater kayaker with 20+ years in rivers. I bought the Lynx II as a boat for my my non-kayaker friends. It works well for beginners and I have had succsess in Class III rivers with them. I LOVE this boat for solo wilderness adventures. I can take all the camping gear and stay a week or more. The outfitting is completely pro-grade. It is a bit complicated getting the seats into the correct places to properly handle the boat. When we use it tandem I usually put a person in front with a long kayak paddle and I run the back with a canoe paddle. I find this to be be a pretty dynamic combination. I use knee straps in white water and I'd love to have some of the footrests to brace against when I dont have cargo. I haven't had much luck getting it to surf and frankly haven't tried much.
This is the perfect boat for long wilderness paddles suchas the San Juan, Rio Chama, Rogue,Owhyhee etc. Its also a passable fishing platform. It will last decades if your nice to it. The only thing I'd like is a better seat option. It hasn't bothered me but inexperienced paddlers that wish to lean against the backrest invariably get a terrible backache. Enjoy