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  140S and 140L
  Posted by: RavenWing on Jun-13-13 5:15 PM (EST)

thanks for the post. This is one situation where a picture is worth 2,000 words :)

So you are saying these "plates" are in the 140S but *not* in the 140L?

In any case the 140S is too tight for you so I see why the 140L interests you. Many ppl enjoy the Tampicos and I was once one of them in my 135S.Which I really loved my first two years of paddling. I sold it at the beginning of year 3 because I found it limited me but we all have our own goals in paddling.

Not saying it's a bad boat - not at all. There are several features that make it less appealing to me, but that's me. You may be able to make it work fine, for your purposes and your style of paddling, and that's all that matters.

Do you get to test paddle it? That would be good. If you can take it out on a breezy day and try to turn it both into and away from the wind, that would be a good test before you buy it. I'd do that with any boat, but esp. with one that was a "tracker". Good luck and keep us posted!

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