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Old 05-27-2019   #1
 
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Aire Lynx II...a little drier on the butt cheeks?

Currently, Iíve got a Hyside outfitter tandem IKy. Overall, I like it. Mostly Iíll sit on the thwart paddling easy stuff. However, sitting down on the floor though rapids or flatwater, well, itís cheeks in a ever present puddle on the floor.

So with that said, I am looking to get a spare IK for when folks visit,etc. and wondering if the Aire Lynx II is a drier ride? My dad has a Aire Trib Sawtooth for lakes and it runs dry for bottoms but no idea on a lynx II loaded out for multi day trips.

Inputs?

PS- I will choke out anyone and everyone telling me about Aireís fucking great warranty and customer service. Fair warning!

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Old 05-28-2019   #2
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Maybe a marginally thicker floor. Loaded down I think you'll be sitting in water in any ducky. I forget the name of the one designed for the verde by sotar. It'll come to me after i make the post. PM "chutney" if you want more info on it. That would be the ticket if you want a drier ride. You could look at that lil Jacks cat/ducky hybrid as well. Gotta imagine its a little drier on the flats but I've never run one. Ive had ok luck sitting on a throw cushion on top of the seat in a trib. The extra 2.5" gets me just out of the the always soggy zone, though I'm still kinda always soggy in a ducky; they're wet.
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Look at your tube sizes. I stay fairly dry in my tomcat tributary 11.5" tubes, at least on flatter stuff. My force, 10.5 " tubes , always wet. Outfitter has bigger tubes yet at 12.5 " and lynx at 11". Would have to think size of tubes matters. An aire has a great wa.......
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Old 05-28-2019   #4
 
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10 4. With all that info, I think I’ll just get a paddlilac II down the line and rig up some seat cushions for them both. It’s got 13” tubes so maybe that’ll help abit, as well. Not a big deal, was just curious if aire maybe designed it better plus aire always has the stuff in stock. Hyside, not so much.

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Old 05-28-2019   #5
 
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To offer a different perspective...I've got both a JPW Packcat (12") and a Fatcat (19")....very happy with both, particularly as "loaners" as well as being much drier than a Duckie and stable for novice paddlers. For the latter and more versatile Fatcat, you can also adapt the tubes to a small cat or JPW Cutthroat row frame.
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