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Old 07-26-2007, 02:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old Town Kayaks

Does anyone have any experience with Old Town Kayaks? I am looking for a boat for lake and small river (but not rapids), 4-5 hours trips. I saw a store that had them, and the 12' model was well priced. The website says the 12' floats 330lbs, will this be sufficient for my 250lbs (I realize 330>250, but will it ride too low?).
http://www.oldtowncanoe.com/kayaks/r...irigo_120.html


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Old 07-26-2007, 04:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If I was going to kayak for 4-5hrs....I'd want a rudder. Also, I would prefer one at least 14.5'...for stability and tracking....but I'm also a tall guy. IMO, the 12'er you linked would likley be ideal for someone at 200lbs or thereabouts.
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I use to live in Old Town. Have owned a couple of their canoes. If the kayaks are built to the same quality consider it money very well spent.
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I lived in Old Town for years as well

We owned several canoes and kayaks.

The Loons are nice for lakes and mild rivers. My wife went to a sit-upon to deal with her short legs

If you got one, I think you would like it. Get a loon not an otter.
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mother in law has an old town 140...very good kayak...fast, turns well, etc...
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you're looking to fish and maneuver a lot then 12' sounds about right.

But if you're going to go longer distances, something longer would track better...
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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After a bit of research, the Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 looks like a bit of a better boat.
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