Eddyline, Lincoln, Swift
Posted by: WaterBird on Aug-27-13 2:58 AM (EST)
I thought this must be a misprint at the Wilderness Systems website: the Tsunami 145 has a deck height of 16 whopping inches? Man, that is cavernous.
You know, sometimes you get used to a height like that and you don't realize you could get just as used to something lower and maybe even be more comfortable due to better contact.
The Eddyline Journey was made for a person like yourself. The cockpit opening is similar to the Tsunami, 18.5 x 35. The deck is 13". I found the thigh braces were angled too low, but maybe they wouldn't bother you.
I'm guessing you would have difficulty fitting into a Lincoln, except maybe the Schoodic (cockpit 16.5 x 33).
Which Swift are you referring to? I don't see a 146 in their lineup. I don't understand Swift kayaks. They dropped the cheaper trylon thermoformed plastic, which was a good material, and the prices of the kevlar and carbon composites are sky high. The only thing to justify those prices is the light weight. In my opinion these hulls are not stable in rough water (too flat on the bottom) unless maybe you're an advanced paddler. The Eddyline hull is much better, in my opinion.
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