Need help quickly
Posted by: old_user on Dec-28-12 3:26 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
First off, I am new here. "Hi!" I need help quickly please. I am looking at used kayaks and it is so overwhelming. I am now primarily looking at a Malibu Pro Explorer and a Tarpon 140. I will use it mostly in lakes and Colorado River in Parker. It will be used for fishing and recreational. I would like to pack it up for overnight camping trips as well. Maybe even load my 50# German Shorthair Pointer and go for a ride. I am 5'5" and 130#. What do all you kayak veterans recommend? Thanks!!
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Posted by: edzep on Dec-28-12 4:25 PM (EST)
I think the 14 ft. Tarpon could be a lot of boat to push, especially for any kind of speed, if not duration. But, I have been impressed by a gal I know, about your size, paddling a Tarpon 14, who usually leads the pack amongst casual 16-foot sea kayaks. Once, we paddled near another group, and I heard their remarks of admiration for that gal, with that boat. She's very fit. Results may vary. I don't know the other boat you mention.
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Posted by: jimyaker on Dec-28-12 5:30 PM (EST)
The Manta Ray 12 and 14 and the WS Pungo models.
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Posted by: old_user on Dec-28-12 7:07 PM (EST)
I am limited to finding a used one. Really can't afford a new one at this point.
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Posted by: ShadyClip on Dec-28-12 7:36 PM (EST)
Have you seen these kayaks yet? I am guessing you haven't been able to get them in the water and are just shopping ads.