Newbie Boat advice - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-28-2010   #1
 
Baltimore, Maryland
Paddling Since: 2010
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2
Newbie Boat advice

Hey all,

Nice to meet you. I'm new here and am hoping for a bit of advice. I'm looking for my first boat. Hopefully one that I wont get too bored of quickly, but one that one get me in over my head.

I live in Baltimore and will be boating in the Mid Atlantic region. I'm looking for a creek boat. I'm 6'3" 240 Lbs and, if it matters, possess the strength of ten men.

Any suggestions? My closest dealer is suggesting Pyranha Everest or 2010 Burn L. The Burn fits really nice and I'm hoping to paddle both this week. I'd also like to try the Carnali. I've also been offered a used Fluid Solo L.

Can anyone educate me on the pluses/minuses of displacement vs. semi-planing? Weaknesses of the above mentioned boats? Any advice would be really appreciated.

Thanks much and nice to meet Y'all!

Jimmy2bad is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-29-2010   #2
 
Arkansas during the off-season Nomadic during the summers! :), Arkansas & Colorado
Paddling Since: 2006
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 950
This question is asked nearly every week so don't be surprised if you get few responses. But do a thread search for some good advice...Also DEMO!!

For beginners I think just paddling any boat and learning is most important. Then you can tweek/decide on what you like and don't like about boats.

Burn L by the way!
gannon_w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010   #3
 
lmyers's Avatar
 
Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,750
I second the Burn recommendation...

read these threads:

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...ker-27380.html

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...oat-24600.html

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...ase-29308.html
lmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-29-2010   #4
 
Baltimore, Maryland
Paddling Since: 2010
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2
Thanks much, guys. Great threads and sorry about the redundant questions.

Much appreciated.
Jimmy2bad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What boat for newbie paddler? Bornwithatail Kayaking | Gear Talk 2 02-13-2010 12:13 PM
Wavesport Extreme? Ok for newbie as lake boat? Fustern Kayaking | Gear Talk 7 04-29-2008 09:03 PM
Another newbie boat question - sorry! Oopps Kayaking | Gear Talk 8 07-10-2006 10:04 AM
Roaring fork newbie looking for someone to boat with... britt Whitewater Kayaking 0 06-22-2005 11:12 AM
Boat Suggestions for Newbie Female cassandra Whitewater Kayaking 1 08-26-2004 03:39 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.