I am considering buying a Trak 2.0. I have tried it and I liked it. The support from the company seems to be excellent, including the Trak pilots, but some times it sounds too perfect to be true. Hence I would appreciate feedback from someone who has spent many hours in a Trak (even previous versions such as the Seeker) and/or who paddles both a Trak and a hardshell sea kayak. What are your concerns? What you don’t like? Just trying to get my eyes open to make sure I properly vet the boat on the grace period I have to return it.
I used to have a Tempest 170 and loved it, however, I’ve never enjoyed loading a 60lbs boat on roof racks and storing it was a hassle. I had to get rid of it when I moved to an apartment and I have been renting since then. I also own an inflatable AE AdvancedFrame which I use regularly for a relaxed paddle on pounds with the kids. Despite the AdvancedFrame limitations (10.6’ x 36"), I appreciate the ease to carry and store it.
At $3.6k, the Trak is at the same price level as a good new fiberglass boat or even a used boat + roof rack. I really like the idea of being able to travel with a performance kayak and my first impression was excellent on the 30 minutes I tried it.