high volume kayak selection
Posted by: rtw73 on Feb-17-13 9:04 AM (EST) Category: Kayaks
thinking about getting another kayak and looking for something with lots o room for kayak camping.
i had a tempest 17 but found the skeg box took up alot of room. considering a tsunami but would need a gas pedal style rudder. any suggestions are welcome, also had a prijon kodiak which had tons o room and gas pedal rudder, however i really didn't like the way it would want to tip and roll and dump you out when landing on a beach the tempest din't do this at all it handled beautifully maybe a tempest 18, dunno anyways. thanks for any and all input.
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I have a|
Posted by: kayakrazee on Feb-17-13 9:32 AM (EST)
Delta 17 that I camp out of. It has the gas pedal style rudder & lots of storage space.
Poly or Composite?|
Posted by: Marshall on Feb-17-13 10:02 AM (EST)
Or Price range?
a few more|
Posted by: WaterMark on Feb-17-13 12:38 PM (EST)
Delta 18 has even more space for gear if you want to go real big.
Posted by: kilifiman on Feb-27-13 4:14 AM (EST)
Bigger than Tempest|
Posted by: LeeG on Feb-17-13 11:34 AM (EST)
My kevlar Perception Eclipse 17 |
Posted by: Yanoer on Feb-17-13 2:42 PM (EST)
Sea Lion. Advertised here on p.net. I know it's higher volume than the Tempest 165, not sure about the 170.
I have a Tsunami 165|
Posted by: trvlrerik on Feb-17-13 10:09 PM (EST)
I bought it as a pack mule and it does it well. Loaded it tracks great and does not need a rudder at all, unloaded in a side or quartering wind, a rudder can be handy to have as the front does ride high. I am 6' 200lbs and the boat does seem huge to me, it takes quite a bit of padding to get a snug fit.
How many liters of space do you need?|
Posted by: Waterbird on Feb-18-13 7:40 PM (EST)
A large backpack for several days of camping would be 75L. I get by fine with a 55L backpack for three to four days.
I have a CLC |
Posted by: oldgator on Feb-20-13 1:17 PM (EST)
I have a Chesapeake 17 which works for me. I have been able to carry all my gear and water for 10 days in the everglades. If one did not have to carry water you could be gone for a month or more. This is a wood kit boat so may not be what you are looking for.
Posted by: Fred_Randall on Feb-22-13 2:03 PM (EST)
...paddle before you buy (I'm sure you know this). As a shorter guy, the increased deck height of some of these HV boats causes a problem. It's sad, but I sometimes don't have enough clearance to paddle without hitting the deck every now and then (especially if I'm not concentrating).
Posted by: sjt78 on Feb-23-13 7:51 AM (EST)
My Necky Looksha 17 is a HV boat. It has tons of storage, can't really imagine you needing more than it can hold. It is a rudder boat with adjustable foot pedals. I've had mine for a couple of years now, and while it is a bit large for me and most of my trips, it was a great deal. I plan on going on some overnight trips when my boys get older.
Posted by: Waterbird on Feb-23-13 1:58 PM (EST)
I've never had trouble with the skeg box. There is room behind the skeg box for small items. Tents and tent poles fit well on each side of the skeg.
BIG THE ECLIPSE & AQUANAUT|
Posted by: scupperfrank on Feb-23-13 5:53 PM (EST)
These are two commodious boats; I've done 3-day trips with each. Besides tent, bedding, cooking gear, food, camera & bag, a couple changes of clothes, toiletries, and a doormat (beach camping), I also indulged in a portable canvas & strut camping chair - and had room for all, even in the skegged Aquanaut.
tip, roll, and dump you out|
Posted by: CapeFear on Feb-25-13 11:58 AM (EST)
The Prijon Kodiak would tip, roll, and dump you out doing surf landings, and the Tempest wouldn't at all. That's probably the toughest part to put a finger on. I can't judge skill level, the number of experiences we are talking about and the conditions on those days, the particular behaviors or properties of the Kodiak that made it difficult for you to handle in the given conditions.