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Old 02-07-2007, 06:58 PM   #1
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Kayak for fat guys

Hello,
Looking for a kayak for the portly angler. Any advise would be welcome.
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:06 PM   #2
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Read through this thread will give you a few options with weight capacities.

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Old 02-08-2007, 08:44 AM   #3
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:43 AM   #4
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Emotion Fisherman, Ocean Kayak Drifter(discontinued, but used would be a great deal) Malibu Kayak X-factor
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:57 PM   #5
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"Weight Watchers"
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:33 PM   #6
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Malibu Exreme, Malibu X-Factor or Cobra Fish n Drive.
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:30 AM   #7
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I don't know how big you are, but the X-Factor, Fish-N-Dive, and Prowler Big Game all support a payload of 600lbs. Consider your gear and you, and you want to be at 75% capacity, leaving a margin for headroom. Don't load it tothe hilt. If you can get by with a smaller yak...all the better, as you will gain speed and manuverability. If you have the luxury to try before you buy, that would be better. Keep in mind most trials take place in the best of conditions. Will you feel comfortable in that kayak when you are in rougher water. I have been out in some crappy weather, and was gald I was in a bigger yak to provide the extra stability. Check around and do a little more reading, and if you have a friend...try his out.Do yourself a favor and find some safety training for what to do when falling overboard. This could truly save your life. Most kayak clubs will know where to locate these clases. Even the best of us have been in harms way at one time or another.

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Old 02-19-2007, 12:43 PM   #8
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bayliner?

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Old 02-19-2007, 02:00 PM   #9
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buy my mako 24 and you can paddle it our drive it only 22,000
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:26 PM   #10
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Thank you for the replies w/exception to the weight watchers comment. I am 280#'s and pretty agile. I would most likely be launching the kayak from my boat, to get into spots w/skinny water.
I saw one at the boat show w/retractable pontoons. They are made in CT. I lost their brochure.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:50 PM   #11
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I have had the same question just waiting to ask. Thanks for taking the heat on the portly part of the replys.

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Old 02-21-2007, 07:25 PM   #12
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There are many models that can accommodate my girth. I will forward some info on my findings via PM. I really like the Kayak w/retractable pontoons, it appears to be very a very stable platform.

I could care less what someone w/ low self esteem anonymously replies to my post. Obviously, he has no other outlet for his self-loathing.

Hopefully, we can share information without attracting sophomoric remarks.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:43 PM   #13
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found the website

They are in Stonington, CT.
http://www.triflykayak.com/

Does anyone have any input?
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:22 PM   #14
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I wish I weighed 280. I did wiegh 380 but am on the Medifast diet have lost 30 pounds since Christmass!!!
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:23 PM   #15
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This makes me think of Chris Farley in the movie "Tommy Boy"
Fat guy in a small coat / kayak
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:51 PM   #16
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I am 265lbs and 6'2" and I use a Cobra Fish&Dive which I think carries the most weight of any yaks. It's cap is 600lbs
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:12 AM   #17
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:42 PM   #18
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Check out Seaeagle.com I have a 330 that has supported my 6'2" 265lb frame just fine. I use it in the surf and it's a blast(not fishing). I have fished on it but it was tough. The 330 isn't the right model to fish with. They make some good fishing models as well. Solid company and pretty affordable plus easy to store, etc.



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Old 03-02-2007, 01:01 PM   #19
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Call KFS, they'll tell you all you need to know. I don't think there's any shortage of overweight fishermen, so don't worry about people busting your stones a little.

Plus the bayliner comment was pretty funny.

Avoid the Tarpon 140. It tends to ride low. I'm 220 and get about an inch of water.

One thing though, regarless of body weight, you will need to be in decent shape to kayak safely. I'm pretty fit, but I've had the wind pick up and shift away from the truck, and really struggled to make it back agianst wind and chop.

You may want to ask about the Hobie.
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:03 PM   #20
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50, get scupper plugs or make some. My T140 had the same issue w/water in it. I'm 225# 6-1, got scupper plugs, bone dry

Used hard and put away dirty....
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:11 PM   #21
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Exclamation

I'm not planning on touching a Kayak unless its rigged with a trolling motor....(600 lb capacity)

I've been in high winds and water in my john boat so strong i had to get out and tow the boat behind me for the whole circumference of the lake to get back to the parking area.

i looked like an IDIOT.... to people on the shoreline ....
from then on i parked on the other side of the lake.
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:43 PM   #22
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I'm not complaining about the water; I really don't mind it, and I intentionally leave the plugs out most of the time.

I was just saying that heavier guys might have more of a problem.

The nice thing about Hobbie is that even if you're not in tip top shape you can always peddle.
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:16 PM   #23
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Mac just got one ... he'll Know the answer to this one ... I saw his kayak at his house .. kinda like a mini Queen Mary ..

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Old 03-02-2007, 07:15 PM   #24
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Mac just got one ... he'll Know the answer to this one ... I saw his kayak at his house .. kinda like a mini Queen Mary ..
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:14 PM   #25
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Old 03-03-2007, 11:32 AM   #26
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Thank you for the replies w/exception to the weight watchers comment. I am 280#'s and pretty agile. I would most likely be launching the kayak from my boat, to get into spots w/skinny water.
I saw one at the boat show w/retractable pontoons. They are made in CT. I lost their brochure.
The "weight watchers's" comment was ment to be humorous not hurtful. I didn't mean to offend you. Please lighten up....life is short.
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:41 PM   #27
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Parker I know where there is a fish and dive used, mint and the guy is serious about selling. It will handle your size easy. PM me if your interested. A friend of mine is your size and he uses it as a tender.
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