Heavy for a 10 foot, but it works well
I was looking for a stable kayak. I have a disability and getting in and out has to be simple and safe. I looked at reviews of a number of kayaks and the BF 105 and 120 kept coming up. I took a chance and when it comes to my ingress/egress requirements I am happy. The kayak is incredibly heavy and when that is combined with the cathedral hull it makes it difficult to transport between my truck and the water. I bought a small roller stand that simply couldn’t stabilize the kayak. I replaced it with a Wilderness Systems big wheel cart that works much better (though at a very steep price). Once in the water the kayak is very stable as long as the seat is in the lowest position. Be prepared for a wet butt. I bought some wet suit pants and all is well. The middle seat position isn’t great for me as it is still a wet backside, but it forces me to put pressure on the seat back which then loosens the seat up. The top position interferes with my balance badly - but that may just reflect my disability. The kayak drifts badly as you would expect from a 10 foot - so I would suggest buying the rudder - something I now plan on doing. The kayak is also slow - but at nearly 90 pounds and with so much surface area from the hull I expected that. I am a photographer- not a kayak racer - so no issues here. I expected most of the above when I bought this (except buying a second, really pricey cart) - so I am happy. If these are acceptable trade offs for you then you will likely be as well. Have had it on the water three times now and plan on this being a regular activity for years to come.
I graduated from an Ascend 10 footer to this baby. It has a higher and more comfortable seat with lots of room. Three hours can go by and you don't even know it. It's perfect for small lakes. I tend to fish water no bigger than 20 acres. If I fished big public lakes, I'd probably go with a peddle drive. The only addition I've done is an anchor trolly system, which I highly recommend. Excellent value. https://youtu.be/_gbORdM2A4c