other than the Tsunami's day hatch and adjustable thigh hooks, and the Carolina's slightly larger cockpit opening, are there any obvious differences I'm overlooking between these two kayaks? trying to help a friend pick a few "transitional touring" boats to look at.
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Posted by: old_user on Jan-13-09 3:58 PM (EST)
having helped design both of these boats i might suggest...
seat in Tsunami rocks|
Posted by: canoedancing on Jan-13-09 5:26 PM (EST)
What he said, plus, if the price is about the same the Tsunami is the better deal. IMHO the seat in the Tsunami is a lot more comfortable and more adjustable and not to worry about the cockpit size, the Ts is plenty big enough. The backband is the most comfortable and easiest adjustable I've ever paddled and the ability to adjust the thigh risers is superb, that's just my opinion and other's mileage may vary.
Both good boats and as|
Posted by: jimyaker on Jan-13-09 10:48 PM (EST)
Steve says the Carolina is more a rec style boat, more stable, more forgiving, more suited for easy paddling for a few miles on a nice lake.
I'm a bit biased|
Posted by: sapien on Jan-13-09 11:28 PM (EST)
Can't speak about the Tsunami|
Posted by: RedCrossRandy on Jan-15-09 3:15 PM (EST)
but I've paddled my Carolina in virtually every type of water from ocean to the National Whitewater Park to rivers and lakes and I love it! It's great for cruising and just lillydipping around, but I still win races with it too. I don't think you can go wrong with either boat.
Necky Looksha 14|
Posted by: old_user on Jan-27-09 3:24 PM (EST)
Im trying to make the same decision but throw in the Necky Looksha 14 too.
My wife paddles a|
Posted by: ice9 on Jan-27-09 10:41 PM (EST)
Looksha Sport 14 and she lover it. It is a nice boat very responsive yet stable enough for a first timer. And easy to find used which is always a plus now-a-days.
RCR has a KAYAK! The shame.|
Posted by: string on Jan-28-09 7:54 AM (EST)