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  • 10ft or 12ft?

     Charles updated 1 year ago 2 Members · 6 Posts
  • Charles

    May 18, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Looking to upgrade. I have the sun dolphin 10 foot sit on top deal right now and its light weight and I can carry it around my self which is important because most of my trips are solo. Just wondering if a 12 foot is gonna be too much to carry around for one person or if the stability is gonna be worth the hassle. I like to fly fish so I’m trying to have standing be an option aswell.

  • the805daddy

    May 18, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    What type of water do you kayak in most frequently?

  • YdidUMove

    May 18, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    I’d say just go for the 12ft. I have a 12ft sit on and I don’t have any issues moving it around (granted I do have a pickup), and if you want stability I think the extra size would be worth it.

    Only reason I wouldn’t upgrade to a 12ft is if it’s not in your budget.

  • robertdilbert

    May 18, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    look at the weights of the boat. anything over 70lbs is a bear to move around. I prefer 10fts

  • donpatito

    May 18, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Check out the CK1 Venture. Lots of the benefits of 10 and 12 foot boats and has a 400 pound weight capacity despite the boat only weighing 60 pounds.

  • 410superposition

    May 18, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    I have a 13ft Prowler… it’s a bit heavy… I carry it on my head to get it around (probably should use the wheels more 🤪) but I really like how fast it is, especially in wind or chop. I may lose some maneuverability but on the open ocean it really flies. But with ponds and small lakes, the 10ft may be better for turning.

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