boreal designs esperanto
Posted by: rtw73 on Jan-01-11 5:25 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
looking for input on this tandem kayak I may trade one of my kayaks for one.
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It is nice|
Posted by: nermal on Jan-01-11 6:00 PM (EST)
I paddled one a number of years ago. As an 18' plastic tandem it was nice. Low volume and decent fitting cockpits. Not a lot of storage and I was disappointed that the center hatch only opened up to the stern paddler's feet, but a nice day-touring boat on big water. It doesn't have enough storage for extended trips in my opinion. I really liked the looks of the boats compared to similar boats.
Boreal Design tandem|
Posted by: spidersplash on Jan-01-11 6:16 PM (EST)
I said a number of years ago|
Posted by: nermal on Jan-02-11 10:06 PM (EST)
So my memory wasn't perfect. I'd believe 19'6". I just remember thinking about adding another bulkhead, but realizing that my feet occupied the space where the bulkhead would have to go.
Posted by: MrTee on Jan-01-11 9:47 PM (EST)
You need to paddle it but highly recommend. All plastic tandems are heavy but the Boreal is a nice boat to paddle and we use for both day trips and multi-day with tons of gear. Comfortable seats, good outfitting, and reliable rudder/pedal systems.
thanks I just picked one up|
Posted by: rtw73 on Jan-02-11 2:58 PM (EST)
and yes it is 19'6 not 18' amnd there is a ton of room for gear the center hatch has not been cut yet but I'd like to cut it and bulkhead it off for another stoage compartment I'll have to locate a hatch cover and bulkhead now. can't wait to take it out the water and see how she handles.
that's an unfortunate choice of name|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-03-11 5:11 PM (EST)
"Esperanto"? Why not just call it the "Edsel" and save on text?