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  Tempest
  Posted by: BigandSmall on Dec-31-12 12:41 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Dec-31-12 12:47 PM EST --

I actually quite like the Tempest and don't have any questions on it. It is rated about 50lbs higher capacity than the others though. 50lbs is a lot if you are near the limit. Unfortunately I live a long way from rental shops otherwise I would happily go spend a day in each model. When I do get the opportunity to rent I also have a bunch family commitments that limit my time. No one seems to understand that you went kayaking instead of visiting them? I tried to rent a Aquanaut HV and an Etain last summer but was unsuccessful, we were mainly looking for my wife at that point anyway. The comments above tell me I need to make time to try a Scorpio since it sounds pretty good. I'll have to start phoning again to see what models are available for rent.

Edit: Reading my post I don't want it to sound like I am criticizing the Tempest. I loved the fit and feel of this boat (other than needing the seat moved back a hair). It tracked and edged so well, very stable sideways to the waves, wasn't bothered by wind. If I hadn't seen the 3 layer stuff I'd have one on order.


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