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  I have the Q400
  Posted by: carldelo on Mar-31-13 3:16 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Mar-31-13 3:29 PM EST --

I have a Q400S (only 1 hatch) in carbon/kevlar. The weight reduction was worth the cost, in my opinion, and feels significant. The boat is a pleasure to paddle, glides well, behaves predictably in confused water, is beautifully constructed, etc. It is a roomy boat - I am 5'9" and big, and there is plenty of room.

If you're shorter than 5'8" or so, I would guess the Q10X would fit you better. The only issue is the width - the Q10X is a scaled-down version of the Q600X, which is a performance model, whereas the Q400X is a general touring kayak. If you test it and are comfortable with the initial stability, it should be a great boat.

There used to be a Q300 model, which was a scaled-down Q400, but it's been discontinued. It was 13'6" by 24.5" wide. I recommend reading the model descriptions at Water Walker, as they contain the designer's statements about the various QCC boats.

http://www.touringkayaks.com/q400.htm

PS Here's the Q300 page at QCC (even though discontinued):

http://www.qcckayaks.com/model.asp?model=q300s#


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