Re: [HRKayaking] Kayak shopping

From: Rick M.
Sent on: Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:45 PM
What do you think of the Wilderness Systems Zephyr 160 or 155?

--Rick

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Rick Mc <[address removed]> wrote:
> I wear sandals and am seriously wedged in (I have 3 different pair and
> it doesn't make a difference). ?I'm pretty sure the Montauk was
> designed for women or smaller paddlers. ?I can't wear booties as it
> would make my foot problems worse.
>
> --Rick
>
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 5:33 PM, chuck <[address removed]> wrote:
>> 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?
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On
>> Behalf Of Rick Mc
>> Sent: Thursday, October 14,[masked]:29 PM
>> To: [address removed]
>> 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
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
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>>> Behalf Of Rick Mc
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>>> To: [address removed]
>>> Subject: Re: [HRKayaking] Kayak shopping
>>>
>>> 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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