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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:17 am 
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I looked at a WS Commander at Brasingtons and would like to know anyone has paddled one and, if so, how was it? Any other comments on this particular boat would be appreciated. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:33 am 
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I have had a commander 120 for about 7 months now and I absolutely love it. Good speed and tracking, great stability and very versatile.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:34 am 
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Do you find that you are able to move around in it easily?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:41 pm 
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Love the Commander 140. Go try one out and you will see how stable it is, and how much room you have inside. I paddled mine in a 20-30 mph south-north wind from 6-mile south towards the dam four miles, in Guana in just one hour fifteen minutes. Great kayak. Oh, and i jus picked up three more 120 and two more 140.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:20 pm 
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Is that guy a kayak model or what? :cyclopsani:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:37 pm 
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i also have one great yak.very easy to paddle .nice seat very comfortable


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:02 pm 
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On that last picture, Jeff needs to suck it in :smoke:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:51 pm 
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120 may be slow, I haven't logged much time in one, but the 140 is not slow.......and that is me with my gut sucked in.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:56 pm 
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Jeff, do you have a video of a big guy standing :smoke:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:15 am 
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Sure, I posted it on here a couple of times.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:13 am 
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I paddled the 140 at BCO and really liked it. I thought it tracked really well, the speed was good and stability very good. Once you figure out the wobble, it's very easy to move around in.. especially moving from seated to the perch to standing position. fwiw, i didn't feel that at 68 lbs or whatever the true weight is that it's unmanageable..


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:52 am 
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You only need to be concerned about the weight a total of 2 min's out of the whole day of fishing. Being able to sit/stand in a comfortable kayak with a comfortble seat for the remaining 6 hours of the day is far more important.

Heck, I know of a 70 year old man who lifts his big heavy Hobie onto the top of his car each time he goes fishing. Don't be such a whiss :smoke:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:53 pm 
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I tried one out but I was not impressed. Very slow, very heavy. IMO 64 pounds is WAY too much for a 12-foot kayak. I guess for a really big guy it would be different.



Completely different than my experience. Tarpon 120 Angler is 70 lbs and the comparable Native Ultimate 12 is 62 lbs. with seat...I thought the Commander 120 paddled nicely all around and was extremely stable, but I'm no little fella, either. 64 pounds is no big deal.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:32 pm 
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Actually it's not better choices, it's more Personal choices.

A kayak that someone else loves, and think the world of, may not interest the next guy.

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