Took the complete new kayak out for a quick spin in Lake Okanagan. I am pretty happy with the performance, nice and stable, tons of room inside. I notice it takes more effort to paddle than my 14' boat, probably just because of the increased hull friction, or I messed up the shape. Its not too bad though. I need to redo the hatches some, with the current system I am using a closed cell foam gasket and it takes too much force to cinch it tight.
The decklines are made of latigo, with walnut sliders, and mystery hardwood balls to keep the lines off the deck so I can grab them easier.