Most of my trips are flat water rivers and lakes, this years travels have had me in WW territory and I used a Zydeco 11 and Inuit 12.5 to run some 2&3 water with marginal results. The Zydeco is being re-tasked as an experimental parapalegic boat; and being replaced with a crossover.
I am looking at the Liquid logic Remix xp9, Jackson Rogue 9, and Dagger Approach 9. This boat will be used by me (5'10" 180lbs)in light WW (10%) and as a "kids boat" (90%) the rest of the time. I am a little skeptical about the reviews as none appear to be used in a true crossover manner. I am going to go test fit all of these boats.
Has anybody here done this? or have I gone crazy trying to multi task a boat to much?
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Posted by: ezwater on Oct-17-12 12:41 PM (EST)
more details about the kid(s) and the kid use to see whether they would be happy, too. I've seen kids quite happy in kayaks too large for them, even on the Chattooga, but it depends somewhat on the kid. ("Give it to Mikey, he'll eat anything!")
Posted by: angstrom on Oct-17-12 2:27 PM (EST)
Posted by: TetonJohn on Oct-17-12 3:19 PM (EST)
You say: "I am a little skeptical about the reviews as none appear to be used in a true crossover manner."
Good all around boat.|
Posted by: Mcderms on Oct-17-12 7:17 PM (EST)
I have a remix xp 10 and I'm fairly happy with it (I still prefer the canoe when the wind is down). It's not the best boat for anything, but I can do class III and flat water with no problem. At my size (6'4" 300 lbs) my left leg goes to sleep after a while, but I think that could be taken care of by loosing 25 lbs.
I have decided to punt at this time.|
Posted by: trvlrerik on Oct-17-12 7:52 PM (EST)
As the designated pack mule on family trips, getting a lower volume boat does not seem like a great idea; to try to fit me and "the crap" overloading a boat when my WW skills are marginal is not my best idea.