Just scored this Manitou. Was out of state at the time. When I saw it come up on one of my ongoing searches I did a rapid contact w/ the owner, then reached out to a friend in the area (who also picked up my previous purchase of a Tsunami), and arranged for her to go by the next day, which fortunately she had off and pick it up for me.
It was pretty much site unseen other than two bad photos on the ad. Figured it was worth the risk.
Taking it to the water Mon for an overnight. I may finally have my skeg boat, we’ll see how it feels.
The covers are a hard cover w/ a rubber lip. Haven’t experienced such a cover before. They don’t feel like they would stay on w/o the strap harness in rough water, but they are easy to open and close.
One harness is shot but I’ve already found one on TopKayaker to replace it. Until then I’ll just use some straps that I have.
My Eclipse has hard covers w/ a neo inner so that’s what I was expecting but once I started searching Necky covers I got educated.