Which kayak .....I'm 18 stone

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Which kayak .....I'm 18 stone

Post by cookiebuzz » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:51 am

Hi I want I kayak but I'm a big ole chap, any recommendations, I seen some galaxy cruz ones on eBay, they any good

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Post by TechnoEngineer » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:23 pm

I have a Prijon Kodiak for sale. I'm 6'5" 120kg.

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Re: Which kayak .....I'm 18 stone

Post by MikeB » Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:37 pm

Can't help with SoTs but if you're considering a sea kayak for a larger chap, I found the Tiderace XcapeX and XploreX were grand for me at that weight. I'd have thought most of the larger SoTs would carry you fine.

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Re: Which kayak .....I'm 18 stone

Post by gosling » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:18 pm

Would suggest something like an Ocean Kayaks Big Game or Trident15. Try asking on the Anglers Afloat website, especially about the Cruz.

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Re: Which kayak .....I'm 18 stone

Post by Jonathan. » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:49 pm

My fibreglass Valley Aquila is designed for expeditions and must be one of the highest volume sea kayaks ever built. Unless it's well loaded, it sits too high in the water for my liking but that shouldn't be a problem for you. I'm 6ft2 with size 13 feet, and have plenty of room.

The boat is in good condition, has a fitted pump, has always been stored indoors, and is for sale.

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Post by MalC » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:01 am

I have a Lettman Baikal fibreglass sea kayak which I was about to advertise. It's a high volume boat with a large cockpit. I found that it sits too high in the water unless i add about 10kg of ballast to my 82kg. At 18 st (114 kg) it would sit well in the water. Based in N E England.

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Post by swagstaff » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:06 am

In our kayak school we have a big range of sea kayaks for larger paddlers including the new P&H Scorpio HV and the Reval HV in composite. The Tahe Reval HV sees a lot of use and even in Kevlar is only £1800 so is relatively easy to handle off the water. It has a very rigid/supportive backrest which appeals to a lot of larger paddlers and also comfortably accommodates large thighs.
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Post by openeyes » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:36 am

I have a P&H Scorpio (MK1) not HV fits me ok at 6ft 18st plus

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Re: Which kayak .....I'm 18 stone

Post by MikeB » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:47 pm

As it happens, my XcapeX is now for sale. 2011 boat, well used and with the usual scratches and scrapes from lots of lovely adventures. No structural damage though, and comes with a Silva compass and fittings for deck-mounted tow gear. £700.

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Post by Daker » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:30 pm

MikeB wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:47 pm
As it happens, my XcapeX is now for sale. 2011 boat, well used and with the usual scratches and scrapes from lots of lovely adventures. No structural damage though, and comes with a Silva compass and fittings for deck-mounted tow gear. £700.
Sounds like an excellent price and perfect for the larger gent.

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Re: Which kayak .....I'm 18 stone

Post by dogsbody » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:07 pm

Im 6ft 1st and paddle valley aquanaught

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Re: Which kayak .....I'm 18 stone. Difference in Kayaks.

Post by Maverick777 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:36 pm

Hi,

Since completing my BCU, I've been on two SOT Kayaks, one of which being a Tarpon 120. As I result I opted for a SOT and purchased a FatYak Kaafu. I went on my first outing today and felt totally different in feel to the two other SOT Kayaks. It felt as though, I was skating on ice and kept falling in the surf, which had never happened on my previous 3 outings.

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