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c1 river runner for big man

Post by henryflipinger » Wed May 09, 2012 2:08 pm

Hey the big man is looking for a river runner/ creeker that i can convert to a c-1. i am 6-5" 260#, i know i need to loose weight and am working on that in the meantime i still need to rip it up. i want a newer boat that is solid, boat weight does not concern me as much as saddle height.

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Post by Bob Wiggins » Wed May 09, 2012 2:11 pm

Stomper.

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Post by markzak » Wed May 09, 2012 4:57 pm

Prijon Pure XL maybe. Make sure you go with a modern design with a large cockpit, as that will be your biggest issue with your height.

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Post by TheKrikkitWars » Thu May 10, 2012 9:40 am

The Jefe Grande may well be a good call, but it depends on the size of your calf and thigh muscles relative to your height; they have realtively narrow cockpits for such a big boat and at 6'3" and 225lbs I'm pretty tight in it.
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Post by sbroam » Thu May 10, 2012 12:46 pm

I think it is going to be tough to find a kayak to convert that will fit and impossible to find a plastic C-1 that would suit. You could probably get a glass boat big enough (Hahn, Blackwater), but those are dated designs. An OC-1 of adequate dimensions would be an easier find. Craig had (has?) a Taureau with a cockpit rim. Maybe you could get Jeremy to leave the top on an Octane or Esquif to do similar on a L'Edge...

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Re: c1 river runner for big man

Post by Smurfwarrior » Thu May 10, 2012 2:20 pm

Everest... its big

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Post by AJ » Thu May 10, 2012 3:17 pm

Smurfwarrior wrote:Everest... its big

If you like a flat planning hull and edges, I am with Smurf, Everest. I recently also saw a big Dagger Mamba 8.6, it might also be worth looking at?

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Post by Roy » Thu May 10, 2012 9:53 pm

What boats have you paddled before?

You mention seat height. What is your minimum seat height? Seat height seems to vary with minimum-acceptable hull width.

For example, I am a big, old, inflexible guy and I find I need a 7.75" seat and a 70 cm wide hull. I have dabbled in lower seats and slimmer boats, but it has always turned out to be a bad idea.

Anyway, knowing one's seat and width numbers makes looking for a hull easier.

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Post by TheKrikkitWars » Thu May 10, 2012 10:43 pm

AJ wrote:
Smurfwarrior wrote:Everest... its big

If you like a flat planning hull and edges, I am with Smurf, Everest. I recently also saw a big Dagger Mamba 8.6, it might also be worth looking at?
The having seen and kayaked in a Mamba 8.6 I think that it could actually be quite a good call, but as no-one has converted one yet, it would be a calculated risk...
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