As I said in my previous reply, I'm no fan of the bag that comes with it. Just to be fair to the included bag... The wheels aren't tiny as far as luggage wheels go... They're the standard rollerblade style. Unlike an actual golf bag, it has a flexible bottom. This allows the whole thing to be rolled up and packed. This does take up storage space.Alm wrote:Another detail is that [Andrew] is using a car and doesn't carry the golf bag in the boat (and still it's a problem to tow the bag over sand or large pebbles, due to tiny wheels). He was considering adding shoulder straps to the bag for places where wheels won't work - at 63 lbs I would try and avoid carrying such a backpack at any cost, no kidding.
There are expedition boats with hatches and different deck rigging. I'm not sure which pictures you're referring to, but in some of the photos the assembly is in-progress. Regardless, I don't think the question of "better" is as easy to answer as you suggest (saying a rudder is better is a big subjective variable in that equation). It's kind of a philosophical issue between one boat to rule them all, or a specialized boat for every occasion. The advantage of the TRAK is that it's a professional generalist.Alm wrote:And, if not for daytrip use - sorry, guys, but there are better expedition boats out there, with rudder, deck rigging and hatches (some of them are lighter as well).
Capability and handling-wise, I'd pit the TRAK against the Khatsalano and K1 boats more than the Whisper or Kahuna. The latter are lighter (and a little shorter), but I don't think they're in the same class in the performance department.
Khatsalano ($5,510) Length 5.4m Weight 20.5 kg
TRAK T-1600 ($3,399) 4.88 m Weight 21.77 k
K1 Expedition ($5,510) Length - 5m Weight - 23.25 k