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Re: [HRKayaking] Kayak shopping

From: Rick M.
Sent on: Thursday, October 14, 2010 4:16 PM
On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 4:03 PM, Rick McNelly <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi Nick,
>
> Thanks for your reply. ?I've been reading about the Romany on
> Paddling.net and it is highly regarded. ?I see a lot of instructors
> use it for various reasons. ?My Montauk is the first generation and
> has no seat padding but is really comfy, perhaps because I ditched the
> seat band and have a foam block in it's place.
>
> I'll keep my eye out for a used Romany. ?If I get a new fiberglass
> kayak I'll have to wait and see how my next income tax return looks.
>
> Y'all keep the suggestions coming!
>
> --Rick
>
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Nicholas Napoda <[address removed]> wrote:
>> I have a NDK Romany and a Tahe Greenland (The Tahe is out of the question).
>> First of all, I'm 5'11" and 145lbs. The Romany is a 16ft kayak, its kind of
>> a play boat made to take really rough seas, it is nimble and stable and
>> rolls and turns well but it is on the slow side because of the banana shape.
>> I can do a hand-roll in it with no paddle. There is plenty of room in the
>> cockpit and foot area for my size 10 feet without being too big. The deck is
>> a little lower than most boats which is nice but there is still plenty of
>> room, I would prefer a tighter fit myself, yet it's cozier than almost
>> anything else I've sat in, which is a good thing.? The seat has no padding
>> but it is a wonderful seat. NDK quality is fabulous, the fit and finish on
>> it is hands down one of the nicest, the hatches still bubble up after two
>> years and are totally waterproof, not a drop gets in. It is a reasonable
>> weight, I've never weighed it. I think NDK's Explorer is an excellent boat
>> as well and will be faster. Everyone here is loyal to their own brands and
>> most people seem to have an inherent scorn for NDK for some reason. NDK
>> boats are more unique and are built to last, they are not a dime a dozen
>> like P&H boats, but everyone has their favorites, usually what they paddle,
>> and I guess I'm no exception.
>>
>> -Nick
>>
>> On October 14, 2010 at 8:52 AM Rick Mc <[address removed]> wrote:
>>
>>> I've been off the water for several months due to foot injuries and an
>>> considering a new kayak. As much as I love my Impex Montauk my feet are too
>>> big for it being wedged in a V? with no wiggle room. The Montauk is fairly
>>> nimble, turns easily and is easy to roll but is really designed for someone
>>> with small feet.
>>>
>>> So I'm looking for a 16 foot (no bigger due to storage, not even a 16.5
>>> will fit) sea kayak with a skeg that has some foot room.
>>>
>>> I'm not looking for something to tour with and will rarely if ever carry a
>>> load in it.? Fit is important. I'm 5'10", 170lbs, with size 9 feet.
>>>
>>> I'm spoiled by the 46lb weight of my? Montauk but am not totally against a
>>> poly boat.
>>>
>>> So what have y'all paddled that you can yell me about?
>>>
>>> Rick
>>> Portsmouth, VA
>>>
>>>
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