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Old 05-04-2006   #1
Join Date: May 2006
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Need opinions on Nomad 8:1

I'm wondering if this is the right boat for me. Need opinions on its performance and what it's best for. My other boat is a playboat I'm wanting a river runner/ creek boat.

I'm 5'10, 150lbs
Will use the boat on upper runs on the Poudre


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Old 05-04-2006   #2
Denver, Colorado
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I have the nomad 8.5 and I am in the 180-200 range, so it sounds like the 8.1 would fit you. I really like the boat. I found it really easy to paddle, easy to roll, good for punching holes and boofing. It just felt really good. The negatives that many state are that it is hard to access the stern of the boat for storage due to the low clearance. This is true, but if you use the floatation dry bags, you can cram a lot in there if you want. The reason I heard that the back is low is so that you can more easily exit the boat in a pin situation. All in all I am very happy with the boat. I did sit in a Jefe after I got the Nomad, and they seemed like a similar design from a big picture perspective. I have no affiliations with any boat company. Thought I would say that after that other guy got blasted! My two cents is that any of the new creekers will be good, nomad, jefe, burn, whatever.
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