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Submitted: 05-12-2003 by Bernie/CNY

I've had the 140 out a few times now and figure it's time to post a review.Like the original,the 140 is an excellent fishing yak.It's increased size and features open the door to touring and camping use as well.This one is quite a bit faster with the same tracking,stability and feel as the original.Surprisingly,it turns just about as well too.The large rear hatch/bulkhead allows you to carry a fair amount of gear nice and dry without worry of loss if you should go over.Very unlikely!Theres a smaller hatch up front but no bulkhead.Kinda dumb but its not to hard to add one if you choose.For now,i just fill most of the bow area with pool noodles tied to the block of foam WS provided.This allows me to still carry rods or whatever inside under the full skirt i bought with the boat if conditions warrent it.WS stayed with the huge CP.I wish they had shortened it some but thats about my only complaint.The hull is flatter than it used to be but the chines are still there.This is good when you float over something.Less chance of tipping over.The upper deck has been lowered and catches less wind.Its also more comfortable when you put your feet up on the deck or hang them over the sides.All in all a great yak and worthy succesor to the original.If,like me,you have/had an original and wondering if its worth the switch.IMO-YES!Everything you love about them is there with some nice improvements.The added speed,and glide alone is worth it.You can really cover some distance in a short time and have a ball enjoying its excellent paddleing characteristics along the way.As a bonus,the new plastic WS is using kept the weight under the std original and about the same as the UL version.The plastic is smooth now without the texturing of the old style.If your looking for the best rec boat on the market.Without question,the Pungo 140 is what you want.
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