I am not that familiar with the Sea Leopard since I only test paddled it in rather calm conditions.
It is however a kayak that does not fit me because the deck is too low for my rather chunky legs.
Unfortunately I can't really comment on a boat that I spent a very short time in...
Earvin wrote:Hi all,
I tried posting this earlier but my computer had a slight melt down
First of all congrats on the new forum. I am sure it will take off if the kayak fishing forums are anything to go by.
Has anoyone had any experience with the new Sea Leopards? They look like a nice piece of gear and seem to get a good rap. Being quite new to sea kayaks I would be interested in others opinion.
Earvin wrote:Thanks Raider. Great feedback. I am keeping my options open at this stage and just want to get a feel for the different kayaks out there and test paddle a few. At this stage I am in no rush to upgrade.
quicky wrote:G'day Raider,
I agree the cockpit is cosy and to do a wet exit for a person of my size involves lifting up (down) and back before rolling forward. Again with a wet entry depending on foot size you may have to rotate a little earlier before sliding into the cockpit. Again I am only a novice sea kayaker and far from fit, but found that all these things could be accomplished quite readily. I am more than pleased with the construction and finish of my kayak, but understand the manufacturer is continually making improvements with feedback received from clients. What surprised me with a boat that is long and narrow is the capacity to hold a heaps of camping and personal gear. Again I reinforce that I am a novice at sea kayaking and the only real experience with other sea kayaks is paddling at Coles Bay and Kettering.
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