The only thing I can figure without looking it up is the 130 is probably a sit in type and the 116 is a sit on top. My fishing buddy uses the 116 which is 11'-6" long sit on top. He has used if for about three years now and as long as you are not doing any white water and you take reasonable care you would probably be alright.They are a little thin and flexible for me but he hasn't had any trouble other than I catch more fish than he dose HA HA!!! They are a good starter boat but he wishes he had spent more money in the beginning and just bought the boat he really wanted.
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