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Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 Sit-On-Top Kayak - 2012/2013

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    Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 Sit-On-Top Kayak - 2012/2013

    Designed for the casual paddler who wants a boat that's easy to steer whether in surf or on flat water, the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 sit-on-top kayak is your ticket to a fun time on the water. See details

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    Designed for the casual paddler who wants a boat that's easy to steer whether in surf or on flat water, the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 sit-on-top kayak is your ticket to a fun time on the water.

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    Designed for the casual paddler who wants a boat that's easy to steer whether in surf or on flat water, the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 sit-on-top kayak is your ticket to a fun time on the water.

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    Designed for the casual paddler who wants a boat that's easy to steer whether in surf or on flat water, the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 sit-on-top kayak is your ticket to a fun time on the water.

    • Smooth-paddling design tracks very well, offers surprising speed and turns easily
    • Hull is crafted in high-density polyethylene to provide rugged durability and easy care
    • Multichine hull responds to leans and delivers rock-solid secondary stability; self-bailing hull design ensures flotation in rough water
    • 10 ft. length and moderate weight allow kayak to be transported by the solo paddler
    • Phase 3 Air Pro sit-on-top seat offers excellent comfort and intuitive adjustments
    • Mesh stretched over 3-dimensional foam forms a perforated pad; large holes enhance airflow and small holes enhance support for sit bones and lower back
    • Scalloped, contoured seat pan cradles and cushions legs, and backrest conforms to size of paddler and flexes a bit with every paddle stroke
    • Series of icons shows what each adjustment strap does, and all control points are forward of the paddler and centrally located to reduce strain
    • Leg lifter uses handle to shore up space below your legs; back strap lowers seat back, and the angle of back rest is adjustable as well
    • Small gear bag under seat features a gear clip and enough capacity for a water bottle or extra food
    • Rear bungee cords lock seat back forward during transport
    • Tank well with bungee cords keeps tackle box and dry bags secure
    • New dual Slide-Trax rail system at front of seating area and tank well attach compatible accessories (not included) without tools or complicated adjustments
    • Keepers footbraces adjust to maximize comfort, personalizing your paddling experience and ensuring optimal paddling position
    • 8 in. center hatch and 8 in. bow hatch offer dry storage for small items like clothing and lunch
    • Hatch covers feature a hinged design and locking lever; to open hatch, simply slide lever to unlock cover and flip open to access gear
    • Stow your paddle when you get a bite with the bungee paddle/rod holders with quick-release tabs
    • Molded-in mesh pockets stash small items, and comfort carry handles ease transport
    • Please note that the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 sit-on-top kayak does not include scupper plugs (scupper plugs sold separately)

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    Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 Sit-On-Top Kayak - 2012/2013 Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Flatwater kayaking
    Polyethylene
    Plastic
    10 feet
    30.5 inches
    55 pounds
    Padded / foam
    1
    Unavailable
    325 pounds
    None
    No
    Material(s)
    Hull construction
    Length
    Width
    Weight
    Seat type
    Number of paddlers
    Hatch capacity
    Weight capacity (lbs)
    Tracking system
    Foldable

    Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 Sit-On-Top Kayak - 2012/2013

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    Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 Sit-On-Top Kayak - 2012/2013is rated4.5out of5by4.
    Rated4out of5byfromGreat all around Kayak; Super versatileGreat kayak; super versatile. It has lots of storage. It's stable but fun in rapids yet has enough storage and versatility for a full day of Alaska fishing. I'd highly recommend this kayak for a multi-use recreational kayak. The one downside was that in heavy surf, breaking over the boat, it got a little sporty.
    Date published: 2013-09-19
    Rated5out of5byfromAmazing KayakI've used my Tarpon in the ocean with 2-3 ft swells and it handled that with ease. This kayak has more storage capacity than my Pungo 120, and could easily hold enough gear for a 7+ day trip. For its size, the Tarpon 100 has extraordinary tracking, maneuverability, and speed. It's width and extra features make fishing off of it very easy. However, this is a heavy kayak. Some people may struggle transporting it.
    Date published: 2013-09-01
    Rated4out of5byfromOverall positivethe boat is heavy compared to my old perception swifty, but the roominess and fishing friendly features make it worth it...i think. only problem is that the front drag handle came undone while dragging it out of a creek. it was just a loose bolt which was easily tightened, once at home. Also, be careful of placing the various straps in contact with the cross bar of your car rack. I had one almost completely cut through after a 40 minute drive.
    Date published: 2013-06-06
    Rated5out of5byfromPecos WorthyI purchased this kayak specifically for a 5-day, 61 mile paddle down the Pecos River with 9 of my friends. The Tarpon 100 easily held all my food and camping gear and performed well all five days. Even though I tumped out in a couple of the rougher rapids, my gear stayed put and the boat stayed solid. I can't say the same for my paddles, though. The only thing I want to try to improve is the seals around the hatches so that they will not leak as much when water is coming over the bow or when the boat is upside down. I don't know if it is possible but, if so, it would be even nicer.
    Date published: 2013-04-17

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