Submitted: 02-05-2001 by Ale
We live in Las Vegas, and I'm sure people will say where do you go kayaking there? We have Lake Mead and the Colorado River to play on. We have had had our Loon 160T for a little over a year. We go out just about every week and we love it. We have had it out on Lake Mojave in 35mph winds and 4' waves. (we were the only boat on the lake)it is very stable. We spend 8 to 10 hours on the water, and it is extremely comfortable to do so because of the seats. We bought it with the rudder and it does help when they are letting alot of water out of the damn and the current is strong. We have only been paddling for a year and a half, but I find it pretty easy to maneuver. The big cockpit is great for taking a boom box and cooler to enjoy the day. We had a Wilderness Systems Tandem before this, and there is no comparison to the 160T. We kept the skirt from the Wilderness, and added 7" to it at an upholstery shop and it works great! It keeps us dry and warm in 45 degree temps and 20 mph winds. We have a powerglide trolling motor with two golf cart batteries that allows us to run for 7 hours if we need to. It helps when you are fighting against a 9mph current. It allows us to take trips here that you normally wouldn't be able to in a kayak. If you are looking for a kayak that is stable, roomy, versatile, and comfortable your money is well spent.