Thoughts Please- LL Hoss weight range

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SimTay
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Thoughts Please- LL Hoss weight range

Post by SimTay » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:29 pm

Hi all, I'm looking to buy my 1st WW boat. Preferred choice is LL Hoss but at 82 kg I'm right at the bottom of the weight range for it. Has anyone of my weight got one and how does it paddle if you're at the bottom of what the manufacturer recommends?
Thanks :)
Ps- the LL Lil joe is not an option

Ta Simon

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Re: Thoughts Please- LL Hoss weight range

Post by Rdscott » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:35 pm

Remember when you have all your kit on and kit in the boat, plus your wet you will weigh a bit more.

being at the bottomend shouldnt be to bad but it all depends on how you feel n the boat.Join a club scrounge of freinds try as many as you can.

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Re: Thoughts Please- LL Hoss weight range

Post by Nick_ » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:49 pm

You'll be fine - I paddled one happily for a couple of years, my weight ranged from 85ish to 90ish kgs, and I carried a lot less kit in the boat then. Bottom of the weight range is good (IMO).
See you on the water!

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Re: Thoughts Please- LL Hoss weight range

Post by Sickboy » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:37 pm

For river running I wouldn't worry about being at the bottom end of the weight range, it'd be better than being at the top (I know) and as has already been said, once you start lumping kit around in the back you'll be thankful for the extra float.
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