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Submitted: 09-11-2008 by psychofisher

Bought a WS Tarpon 160i recreational version used for a third of its price, added a Scotty Baitcast Rod Holder on the front console with the mini extension to clear rod butt & reel from my feet, one Fish Finder on a Ram Mount & two flush mount rod holders behind the seat.

First impressions are that the T160i is a tippy craft with poor secondary stability but that is not true, paddler needs to brain-body synch with the kayak and then she becomes a rock solid seaworthy kayak.

At 16 feet in length & advertised as 65 pounds she might sound on the heavy side for loading & carrying but her sleek lines with a 28 inches width makes her easy to car top.

The T160i comes with the layout ready to install a rudder but I havenít found enough grounds to do so; 20 mph winds & feisty seas are home for this excellent well thought out kayak.

Speed is a plus with an astounding capability; maneuverability is excellent despite her length. Take into account that I am talking about an used 4 years old kayak and yet finishing & craftsmanship still hold up to the rigors of saltwater kayak fishing.

I give her a 10 for layout, seaworthiness, maneuverability & speed. People with more knowledge than me on these matters have stated that everyone wants a light kayak on land & a large capable one on the water:
It is in fact a rule of the thumb, a minor hassle on land pays out big time while you are out there. If you are a sit on top kayaker looking for a trustworthy kayak for long trips with large capacity for loading/carrying stuff & covering long distances you might like to consider the T160i, there is nothing like it on the market.

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