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Topics - jimx2000

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Introductions / Old guy and want opinions with a new sit on
« on: May 06, 2024, 05:25:11 PM »
I posted here last maybe 7 years ago or so and now that I'm retired (73yo), I'm looking for a new sit on or even a solid quality inflatable for river and lake use, no ocean. I have have a 10+ year old Tarpon 120 but it's getting too heavy for me to car top. It's been in storage for 8+ years and will be selling it cheap. If I drop down to a 10' kayak, will it support me ok at 240lbs/6-2? Anyone use Lifetime brand as I see they are a lot lighter than this Tarpon. What about a sit in with the big cockpit? I see Dicks, Tractor Supply, etc. carry a good selection. Anyone using a 10-12' inflatable? The weight is attractive. I'm in Sac and hope to get on the water this weekend.

General Talk / RTM Tempo or DAG Midway kayak for bigger guy?
« on: June 28, 2017, 03:55:25 PM »
I've been wanting to add either of these kayaks for workout paddles since they are very good cruisers according to reports. I read where the Tempo is the French manufactured version of the Scupper Pro and here's my issue: I paddled the Scupper Pro around 10 years ago and remember it as having a narrow and uncomfortable seat for me at 6-2/218, 36-38" waist. I think it will handle my weight, but if a narrow seat, I'll pass. Could any of you SP owners give me width and/or comment on seating? Appreciated.
Comments about the SP (especially seat width) most welcome.

Has anyone paddled the Dag Midway? It looks to be a beauty, but concerned I might be a bit on the heavy side for it, especially if adding some camping gear. 
A bit of info on the Midway here: http://teamrtmuk.weebly.com/team-kayaks/snappers-dag-midway-angler

For those thinking Tarpon 160..been there, done that, not impressed. I had the Tarpon for a year and broke the plastic seat back in a surf/beach landing roll. Before that, the lock mechanism would never hold the seat back up and I had to resort to using plastic ties to lock it. Getting parts from WS was not easy. Yes, it's a bit quicker than my Prowler 13 and former Prowler 15, but I've never had a kayak (except for my P&H Capella sik) that would pearl so much. With the nose buried, it was always a question as to it coming up quickly and once it did not and I got rolled. Since I'm older now, just the thought of lifting that heavy beast on my vehicle makes my back ache. I did weight it once and thinking it was around 85lbs with rudder.

Feedback most welcome and thank you.

Introductions / New, but back from years ago!
« on: June 28, 2017, 03:17:44 PM »
I followed this forum a number of years ago and now am back. I have much more time now since semi retired and working on my schedule. I learned a lot from you paddlers here and happy to be back. I live in Sac and although I'm mostly a touring /camping paddler, I enjoy taking along my Abu Garcia's (yup old school). Be safe on the water, especially this year since it's cold, fast, but oh so beautiful!

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