There is a simple cure for the swamp butt... I always kept scupper plugs in the seat area butt was mostly always dry unless it was real choppy out and waves splashed over the rails or it rained. I always left the scuppers out of the footwell area and it worked great as a live well for Reds or Snook up to about 28" in case you wanted to hi-tail it to shallow water for a photo-op or tournament measurement photo.
The Kickstarter video its available in plastic and an UltraLight carbon-fiber version. Looks like a fun kayak to paddle for distance and exercise.
Down side its not a stand'er for sure...
About the only people who paddled away from me were pedal kayaks, but it paddled as good or better than most any kayak.
Weight: 59 lbs. in Plastic OR 37 lbs. in Carbon Composite
Max Capacity: 340 lbs.
Large Forward Hatch w/ Huge Storage
Gear Tracks(2): 62″ of attach-whatever-you-want goodness.
Side Grab Handles(2): Mounts onto Gear Tracks.
1-Way Valves (2)
Scupper Plugs (2)
Deck Pads (2)
Sea-Lect Footbraces (2)
Seat Pad & Back Pad
Transducer Scupper: Easy Fish Finder mount.
Fold-Up Rudder System: It goes deeper and you turn easier with our custom rudder that retracts into the hull and out of the way when you’re not using it.
Center Console Storage Pod: Awesome dry space for your fishing or other stuff attaches to the center pillar.
Outrigger Pod System: Stabilize the kayak while allowing yourself the luxury of sitting up high while you fish, prepare to dive or eat lunch. Plenty O’ Storage.
Flush Mounted Rod Holders, Stern: 2 fishing rod holders behind the cockpit can be used for rods or just as flag holders for divers.
Surf to Summit GTS Pro Seat: Relax the miles away and let the comfort carry you further.
Center Hatch: Your stuff will stay dry in the 8″ Sea-Lect Performance Hatch, conveniently placed between your knees.
Tankwell Hatch: 8″ 1/4 turn Sea-Lect hatch in the stern.
KickStarter pricing, early bird fishing version plastic $2k, in composite $3.2K