Big guys Posted by: MLR on Jun-15-12 1:19 PM (EST)
I'm 6'4 and 300lbs also and the first thing I thought when I read the original post of this thread is that this guy could be built like Shaq and fitting Shaq into a kayak would be difficult. I've had a both a SOT and a sea kayak that worked very well for me and there are many more now than when I bought mine. My SOT was the original Ocean Kayaks Prowler. It was crazy stable. I'd be a mile out in the Gulf of Mexico with my legs hanging over the side examining little tropical colored looking fish under seaweed clumps. As for full sea kayaks, I had a Nimbus Telkwa HV whose cockpit was too big. I've been looking into it again lately and there are a lot of possibilities. A lot of HV boats are being built these days from many companies. The Telkwa HV along with the CD Solstice Titan and Isle are the largest kayaks I know of at 470 ltrs. The normal sized Telkwa has a volume of 400ltrs and is probably large enough for most xxxls. The Fat Paddler had an poly Aquanaut HV. I'm curious about the Tiderace Xplore-X but the boat that I'm most curious about is the Sterling Grand Illusion.
Someday when I live near water again....
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