Submitted: 09-07-2012 by jeffonchippewa
We own many solo Kayaks, a shorty 9'ers, a 13' Loon, a 13.5' Blackwater, canoe, row boat. etc etc
But we wanted to get a Tandem kayak after renting one. So we bought a 2012 Pamlico 135T this summer, and have had a chance to get out for 5 different 4-5 hour long trips. Which are the longest one day trips we have ever taken, Usually after a couple hours we are done.
The seats are excellent, so many ways to adjust we are always comfortable. Get tired take a break let the other paddle. No looking back for each other, can talk without yelling back and forth.
We really love it, took out in our solos once since we bought the 135T. And all we kept thinking was wish we had the tandem with us. The solos will be for guests at the cabin. The tandem will be our boat from now on.
Fast > with 2 paddling it is
Stable > definitely
Storage > lots of space, great dry storage
A Tandem is easy as long as the person in back can keep rhythm with the front. So we have no issue. It is a heavy boat though, but 2 people can handle it. I can move it myself if needed.
And again the Seats in 2012 are awesome, not sure what other year models have.