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  Posted by: Waterbird on Mar-30-13 9:11 PM (EST)

I owned a Prijon Calabria very briefly and don't remember much about it, except that the cockpit at the front seemed cavernous. Personally I would say that a flotation bag in a 14' kayak is a big strike against the Calabria. Even without a front bulkhead it manages to weigh in at a heavy 54 lbs.

I don't know anything about Jackson kayaks, but some things stand out in the specs: the excessive weight (57 lbs is really heavy by today's standards); the very large cockpit (might be okay if you're a large person); the 16" depth (that's very deep); and the width of 24.5" (24" is more desirable in a 14' kayak, in my opinion). In other words, this is not a svelte kayak.

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