JustinC wrote:Hi NorthSIKer. I'm always planning to fish.
NorthSIKer wrote:Oh, and possibly another for the list to consider is the Hybrid 550. Quite different again and not so much built for all out speed by the looks.
I am way too big for one but I have a soft spot on account of the interesting and innovative design features.
The size thing though, is more about volume, especially in the cockpit
JustinC wrote:- the 582 is too big for me
- they felt a little "too stable" in that they weren't as responsive as I'm used to
- and the biggest one for me was the inability to disengage the rudder. Not a design floor as I'm certain plenty of folks would love it. Just didn't work for me at all.
JustinC wrote:Do you know if you can disengage that rudder?
toquehead wrote:You don't need to be in a hurry to get a new boat - Prijons are capable yaks. I've gone far and wide in my Marlin with a Pacific Action sail on the bow.
JustinC wrote: (I'm 6' and 80 - 90 kilos) I would also like to try a Paddling Perfection SeaBear (NZ)
Mac50L wrote:JustinC wrote: (I'm 6' and 80 - 90 kilos) I would also like to try a Paddling Perfection SeaBear (NZ)
Forget it, you really need to be 100+ kg or ++kg. At 6' & 70 kg, I found it was a liability in any wind (and their double is worse unless heavily loaded).
In one word "rocker" too much of it.
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