It turned out to be a Hurricane Santee 116, a short stubby little thing but it was not a plastic hull and so well made I was actually impressed! My fixes turned out rock solid and after taking it for a test ride twice in a day I was a bit hooked! I sold it to my buddy who needed a kayak with a bigger cockpit than the ones his wife and daughters have.
So began the search! I looked and looked and looked. I got in touch with friends with some hulls I was looking at but this one was too big for me, that one was to expensive, the other was too short. I was getting really frustrated! In one final attempt I searched once again on line and found someone who had a Hurricane Tampico 140S which seemed to be the hull I was looking for. Built for a smaller and lighter person, that'd be me, good tracker and lightweight but rugged. All the reviews I read were positive. So in the end I finally got a kayak.
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My buddy Scott joined me for my maiden paddle on the Mack. I was hesitant as I am not used to such a thin boat! My first mistake was wearing my muck boots! Too big! I had a hard time getting them in and down to the foot pegs. I later found a pair of booties that will fit just fine. It was great to paddle with such ease into a headwind! I had a grin on my face the entire day!