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  Posted by: carldelo on Aug-27-13 3:13 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Aug-27-13 3:47 PM EST --

That Denali sounds very similar in its specs to the QCC Q400, aka Caspian Sea at 15'3" by 24" by 14.5" deep. Mine is about 42 pounds in kevlar/carbon (I have a single hatch model, but with the front bulkhead added).

The Q400 is an efficient and very comfortable sea kayak for husky people, assuming the cockpit opening of 16 by 30 is big enough. If you can make it into the boat, there is tons of room. Very few come up for sale used, and they're usually the heavier all-FG models, but that tells you people are generally satisfied with them. I have been very happy with mine for the past several years, it's a beauty and I have no regrets about ordering it new to my own specs (of course, it was few years ago, and I ordered it during a winter sale event)

I always liked the looks of the Chebeague. $2K seems like a lot for a used boat, but if it's in good shape and you fit, it's probably worth it.

PS if you can find a used CD Pachena in kevlar, that is a great big-guy transitional boat, 14'1" by 25" by 14". The FG weighs 52#, the kevlar is about 45# I think.

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