I used a Current Design Solstice GTS for several years, but really couldn’t cope with the tiny cockpit. I sold it and bought a Tahe Recreation 494.
The Tahe wasn’t at all what I wanted, but it was really cheap and I figured it would be okay until I found something better.
It is shorter, wider, flatter, and blunter than the Solstice; but the cockpit is nice and big.
I took it out today with a GPS and recorded my speed, the same as I did with the Solstice.
The Tahe is significantly faster than the Solstice?!
Shouldn’t it be significantly slower?
(No, the wind was light and I averaged going north and south …)
I have tested several kayaks with the same GPS over the years and up to now they have all done about what I expected.