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Old 03-05-2012   #1
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"Optimum" Weight

As a paddler I have seem many schools of thought when it comes to sizing a boat. I seem to have narrow it down to three main ideas.

1. Go with the kayak manufacturer's weight suggestion.

2. If you are a big guy, buy big even if you aren't aren't suggested weight range.

3. If you go big, buy big (creek). If you throw big, by small (play).

I have always found myself sticking with the manufacturer suggestion by placing myself in the middle of the suggest range. How do you size your boats?

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Old 03-05-2012   #2
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your method makes sense to me
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Old 03-05-2012   #3
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That is similar logic to what i offer to people when they ask for boat sizing advice. There is no harm in getting a boat that is a little too big for you, it just means yiu float higher and might have to work a little harder for somethings than others. I unfortunately fall into the lanky and light category for boat sizing. Weight wise I can easily paddle the mid-size boats in almost every category, but based on my height and the size of my feet I end up in the large versions. The only boat that has truly fit well weight wise was the Pyranha Rev M-Long.
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