I'm looking for a kayak for exploring rivers and small lakes, and longer trips. I'm 5'-6", 112 pounds. Kayak weight 40 lbs or less would be great. Looking for something that tracks much better than my creek boat.
Thank you for any help.
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Posted by: LeeG on Nov-13-13 12:20 PM (EST)
Posted by: sheld on Nov-13-13 12:38 PM (EST)
Check out the Delta 12S. 12' x 24" 38# for smaller framed paddlers. Fore and aft hatches, front day hatch, full deck rigging, thermoform construction. I own one and love it!
Kevlar Perception Shadow 16.5 - 46 lbs|
Posted by: Yanoer on Nov-13-13 1:11 PM (EST)
Posted by: rival51 on Nov-13-13 10:17 PM (EST)
or Murrelet - Take a look at these if you have workspace available. I've built two Pygmies (not either of these)and they are fairly easy to build & don't take much in the way of wood working skills. They are also not fragile - I can attest that they can take use .. and if you built it you can repair it when you do bang it up.
Posted by: LeeG on Nov-14-13 10:49 PM (EST)
Murrelet is big for her but Selkie would be great. For the cost of a new composite boat this would be worth it.
Posted by: angstrom on Nov-14-13 9:15 PM (EST)
WS Tsunami SP might work for your weight.
Posted by: BigandSmall on Nov-14-13 10:25 PM (EST)
The SP would make a decent day boat at 112lbs but that doesn't leave much room for gear. I've had a 130lb paddler in one of ours and it was riding a little low. Very comfortable (I'm told) but the knee braces aren't workable so you're sitting open in an over sized cockpit. A similar boat to the SP that has been catching my eye is the Tahe Lifestyle Solo PE. Triple layer and a decent looking cockpit. I'm hoping to see one this spring. I wish they made it 19.5-20" wide and 14' long though.
Impex Mystic...plastic or glass|
Posted by: brawleytj on Nov-15-13 8:50 AM (EST)
If you're looking for|
Posted by: magooch on Nov-15-13 10:10 AM (EST)
A fast, light weight, stable and gorgeous sea kayak--take a look at a Novus Composites 15'-8" at nckayaks.com.
Mystic is a great boat|
Posted by: gingernc on Nov-17-13 9:35 PM (EST)
I had a 36-pounder in kevlar. Rolls like a dream. Just don't drop it off the top of a car.
Posted by: RiverRat48 on Nov-16-13 10:58 AM (EST)
Thank You. I'm so glad I thought to ask here. Great help. I put your suggestions and ones I had found into Excel so I can compare the numbers at least. Highlighted + and - features for each one (compared to the one I have). Now I have a much better idea of what I'm looking for, and a good list to take to the dealer.
Posted by: RiverRat48 on Nov-18-13 6:58 PM (EST)
It's an Impex Mystic 14!
Find a used Picolo |
Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on Nov-18-13 7:13 PM (EST)
From Wilderness Systems. Had my niece from Germany in one and is the same size as you.