"Harpoon TR impressed me with its speed and agility...
It felt like I was gliding over the water rather than pushing
With the rudder deployed, I found it very easy to track, even
in the stiffest wind, and had a very dry ride, in the sharp
coastal chop or open-water swells. I hardly needed a spray skirt..."
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Eskimo 19 CRX 4G Harpoon TR
Quoted from SEA KAYAKER Magazine,
"The reviewers 'preferred paddling without the rudder, because
the boat responded well to leaning' (GL). 'When set on edge, the stern
swung around smartly, making tight maneuvering possible... the TR
held a straight course without needing to take corrective strokes'
The TR is a respectable kayak. It has good speed, tracking and maneuverability.
What makes the Eskimo an extraordinary vessel are the outriggers and
various configurations for sailing... Overall, the sail rig is a huge
"...Once the leeboards and sails were trimmed for the course
I wanted to hold, the kayak would hold the course without having to
constantly work the rudder... we roared along, I would guess at in
excess of 7 knots. We took on waves to 3.5 feet and winds to 20 miles
per hour with ease..."