Originally Posted by tomrefried
With all the bitching about cheap boats he does, I'm shocked shapp will admit to owning a Maxxon.
I tell it like it is and I learn from my mistakes. I have stated on several occasions we have a maxxon raft, maxxon cat tubes, and had an Odyssey. The boat was just a "bonus?" the other stuff was worth more than the $1000 we payed for all of it. I got the maxxon tubes for $375, couldn't pass those up. I would not pay the $800 they want for the maxxon tubes though. You need to know the maxxon products have about a 250% or more mark up on them I have found. When it comes to its eventual seam failure death (like its brother Odyssey ecilpse) it will likely be replaced with a used Sotar.
The boat is stable, just a wetter ride, more water in the boat also means more sluggish, though with the rivers we have run it on, occassional Class III/IV-, you don't notice it. On more continuous Classs III and IV I would expect a big difference.
To be fair on the positive side, the material on our model year is thick, and the bottom is double layered and very very thick, which also translates into a heavy boat.