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Reviews for Aquanaut HV Kayak by Valley Sea Kayaks


Rated: 9.33/10 Based On: 3 Reviews

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06-06-2011
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Rating: 9 of 10

     A great boat -- one of the best all purpose big person kayak. I purchased the 2008 version. This boat is the best that I have paddled -- it handles all conditions very well. Well built; rugged; great stability; very confidence inspiring; very forgiving. The problem with the boat has apparently been corrected. In my version, the back band tends to collapse. In addition, this is a heavy boat -- balances well but it is heavy. Highly recommended.
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02-01-2011
Submitted by: Tom PogsonSend Email
Rating: 10 of 10

     The Valley HV Aquanaut's deck was modified in 2009 now offering an enlarged cockpit to accommodate easy entry/exit from the cockpit by taller/larger paddlers. It is now truly a big-paddler's boat.

Connor Flannery paddled a carbon-kevlar model from Seattle to Homer, Alaska, solo, and when it arrived only the keel strip had a little wear and tear, and he was resoundingly in love with the boat. Kim Granfield of Sunrise Mountain Sports in California, paddled a fiberglass model from Homer to Seward along the outer coast of the Kenai Peninsula, on a 19-day self-supported trip, the Mt. Denali of sea kayaking, and was delighted with it's performance.

If you are a larger paddler, looking for a composite British sea kayak, the Aquanaut HV should be at the top of your list.

One thing has emerged that's a heads-up for anyone using a Valley boat, if the seat is not properly padded against the hull, both in front of the seat and under the buttocks, the seat and hull can be damaged. Keeping track of this is easier than checking the oil in your car though, so not a big downer. Just plain common sense.

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10-03-2008
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Rating: 9 of 10

     Bought this boat new in the spring of 08. I am 6'2", 245 Lbs. This boat is rock solid. I actually have to add foam for thigh support. Boat is very fast with good secondary and primary. I like to relax when I paddle so this boat is a nice fit. Not very happy with the skeg design as it kinks everytime I try to use it. Needs to be modified in the off season. I would recommend this boat to anyone. If you live in Ontario, Canada, check out Complete Paddler in Toronto. Helpful and friendly staff.
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