Demo Delta kayaks in SF Bay Area?
Posted by: bartc on Nov-09-13 7:08 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
Anybody know where I might find and demo a Delta 12.10 kayak in the San Francisco Bay Area?
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Posted by: Peter-CA on Nov-09-13 10:20 PM (EST)
Clavey in Petaluma is the only Delta dealer I know of. Aquan in San Carlos had them for a short while, but no longer carry them and I think have sold off any inventory.
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Posted by: bartc on Nov-09-13 10:53 PM (EST)
I heard the same from Aquan. Forgot about Clavey. Have to call them and see if it's possible up there. Thanks.
Posted by: sheld on Nov-11-13 12:07 PM (EST)
I just purchased a 12S from Clavey and they did have a 12.10 in stock as well.
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Posted by: bartc on Nov-11-13 3:47 PM (EST)
I'm eager to figure out what will be my next kayak. This one is a possibility.
Posted by: sheld on Nov-13-13 11:40 AM (EST)
I owned a 12.10 for several years, I loved the boat, found it to be a great lightweight boat that could go just about anywhere. My problem with it was the cockpit was just too big for me at 5'9" and 150#. I purchased a Delta 16 and it fits like a glove and I love the front day hatch. The 16 is my go to boat among the others I own.
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Posted by: bartc on Nov-13-13 1:20 PM (EST)
Can you tell me how it handled in ocean, open bay, the rougher stuff that usually requires the longer boats? I ask because I'd like to have the capability of doing that, but it's not going to be my big thing, nor is it happening at first. I need something very stable to graduate from my rec boat, while still providing the capacity to learn and go beyond the sloughs and flat water I usually paddle. Your detailed impressions would be most helpful.
Posted by: sheld on Nov-13-13 2:58 PM (EST)
You will definately want to go with the Delta 12.10.
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Posted by: bartc on Nov-14-13 8:12 AM (EST)
their Native Watercraft Inuit models when you were up there? They get similar write ups for similar sizes and I know Clavey has been renting and carrying them.