It performed brilliantly and I was most impressed. The Mantra Palani is one stable kayak and it is so easy to get up to speed and maintain a straight line. I have to say the seat is the most comfortable seat I have sat on in a kayak and this is very important for me with the long sessions I spend on the kayak. Now I am a big unit hovering around 115kg most of the time and the Palani handle this weight with ease, I even had some of the scuppers open in the seat area and no water came in, how good the buoyancy of this kayak is, has struck me, just amazing.
I intend to fit a sounder to it in the coming weeks and then I will be hitting some dams with it, To check out my Overview go here.