RE: [HRKayaking] Kayak shopping

From: chuck
Sent on: Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:33 PM
You're right.  Squamish is no Meridian.  Now, back to the Montauk.  It would
seem to me w/size 9 feet you should fit in that boat.  Would different
booties make the difference?

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Subject: Re: [HRKayaking] Kayak shopping

Hi Chuck!

I saw a Dagger Meridian on Craigslist and sent an email, but the ad is
old and I don't know if it is still available.

There is a Current Designs Squamish on Craigslist for $500, plastic
boat but with skeg.  I don't think it is in the same league as the
boats we have been discussing.

--Rick

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 5:24 PM, chuck <[address removed]> wrote:
> Rick, I think a Dagger Meridian would work well for you.
> Chuck
>
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> 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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