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Old 09-27-2006   #1
 
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which creeker?

Hey there, I am looking at getting into creeking this coming spring and need some advice on which boats I should look at. I am 5'7" and 130 pounds. I have kinda been looking at the Pyranha Burn, Bliss-Stick Mystic, or the Jefe. I want something that I can load down for multi days, but it doesn't have to be a good big water boat, as I already have a boat I like for that. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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other than adding the small nomad to your list, i would say demo the boats on your list and go with what you feel confident in.
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i agree with the nomad smalll is the shit
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Ditto. I love the Nomad, the Burn, and the Jefe. They are all great boats with only small differences. I haven't paddled the Bliss-Stick but their boats do tend to be heavier than most which can be a negative when you have a fully loaded boat and are portaging around hazards, which tends to happen a lot creeking. Best of luck

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Thanks for all the input, I'll have to add the Nomad to my list I suppose.
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call three rivers ask for matt parker he is the rep up there i just bought a new nomad from him today for 500 dollars he has one left for 400 it was a demo call him up and see what he has 18887613474
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unless you are short on cash, demo all of them first. They all have something going for them
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Plus most stores will apply all the money you spend demoing to the boat if you purchase it there.

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jefe might be too big for u, go with the huck. i have one and love it
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I'm pretty small and found that the Jefe fit me much better than the Huck. The cockpit is higher on the Huck which makes it difficult to get a snug fit with the kneebraces (at least for a short person). Plus the Huck is slower than a quadruplegic swimming a butterfly race (sorry, no offense Bob). And yes, I am pretty biased against the Huck, even though I know paddlers who love it.

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