Getting back

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j.m.
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Getting back

Post by j.m. » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:25 pm

Been out of boating for about 10 years and was wanting to get back into it this spring. What is the best boat to buy? I paddled mainly class 3 with a few easy 4s. I'm
5 10 and 240 lbs. Thanks for any help

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Re: Getting back

Post by Sir Adam » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:46 pm

Open or decked, and what type of paddling (you mentioned river class... but do you mostly play, creek, cruise, trip, etc...?)
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Re: Getting back

Post by j.m. » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:06 pm

Mainly river running and some creeking. Open boat

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Re: Getting back

Post by yarnellboat » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:06 pm

Blackfly Octane 91. Maybe an Esquif L'Edge Lite.

I find many of the exciting new boats don't carry weight too well for those of us north of 200 lbs.

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Re: Getting back

Post by j.m. » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:19 pm

What's the weight limit on the octane 91?

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Re: Getting back

Post by Wendy » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:24 am

Glad you are back boating! It is sold as a tandem too so it handles up to 380 or so pounds. The 91 is a very fun boat. Once you adjusted to being in a shorter boat you would really like it. I live in Western NC now instead of Birmingham if you ever want to paddle up here.

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