Try letting some air out of the seat back.Took the new boat on the river today. Lots of fun. Way more stable than the other boat. Self bailing woot!
The thwart seat was making my back a little sore after an hour or two. Thinking about trying my Skwoosh high back seat instead. Or maybe the Skwoosh and the thwart together.
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Can’t agree more ! Aire tandems are awesome. All i have been paddling. Had my buddies buy them toWe use Aire tandem duckies. Take 4 day, 3 night trips. Upper C, Ruby Horsethief, Castle Valley. Self bailing, can pack them and are self bailing. We had a 16' NRS River Cat. Sold it due to lower flows everywhere. $800.00 duckies are great. Just saying.
Do you solo the tandem? Been thinking about picking one or two up to use and hold more gear, but been indecisive due to size and handling.We use Aire tandem duckies. Take 4 day, 3 night trips. Upper C, Ruby Horsethief, Castle Valley. Self bailing, can pack them and are self bailing. We had a 16' NRS River Cat. Sold it due to lower flows everywhere. $800.00 duckies are great. Just saying.
Yes, both my wife and I use them for day runs and 3-4 day trips. We bought Orca 35 qt coolers that fit well and we each carry one. An RTC 30 can soft
Going the other way. I had a Tomcat solo, but rarely used it and sold it. When I was solo, I wanted to be in my mini dory or in a hardshell kayak...and when not in use, they take up a lot of room.
they are game changers in my book. I picked up a couple Aire Lynx II’s (one for me and one as a loaner) and they opened up a whole new range of rivers. Luxury backpack style and they’ll support you for a week plus, no problem. As long as you stay away from sluggish hyside Ik’s (previous owner,sold it for a Lynx) and look at tomcats or Lynx’s then they handle great under load. A friend has a tandem tomcat and it’s an amazing value for the $$, as well. Paddling his for 5 minutes switched me instantly from Hyside IK to getting the Lynx’s.
On class 3, our NRS outlaw (1st gen) will completely fill with water when punching holes or hitting bigger waves. The newer versions, now under the NRS Star name, have the scalloped cutouts on the drop stitch floor to aid in water draining (same on my Star seminole). The full width drop stitch floor is an issue. You can mimic the new floor shape on the old floors by running 4 ft river straps around the drop stitch floor to hold the side in in a few key spots allowing water to exit the self bailing floor. Still pretty slow draining.In class 2-3 no worries about the drop-stitch extending all the way to the insides of the tubes.