it went good. i really enjoyed it. the scenery was great, flooded cypress pretty much makes up the entire pond. surprisingly, i only saw 2 gadwall. it was pretty calm as far as wind goes and i was surprised at how good a work out it was. after trying it on a pond, i am definitely interested in a float trip to scout for river ducks. i know a couple of spots i was going to run the boat around on but think we'll make it a overnight kayak trip and camp on a sand bar.
performance of the kayak itself was amazingly easy. i was in 14' kayak and was very stable. i also road in my buddy's 10' and felt pretty good too. there is a definite trade off in the size differences though. obviously, longer/bigger is more stable-less manuveurable while shorter can turn on a dime but can feel pretty tipsy.
good stuff though, it's always nice to make it outdoors for a couple of hours.
Talk 'em into givin' up!
It's easier to get forgiveness than it is permission!