Wilderness Systems Pungo 140
Price Paid: $500
This is a good and well priced kayak. I bought is for the 3-way seat because of comfort on longer trips. I have taken this unit on many long trips over 50 miles.
The only concern that I have had is with the watertight of the foam bulkhead behind the seat that creates the waterproof compartment aft of the seating area. It is not completely watertight due to flexing of the hull/deck when in use, and the foam bulkhead must be caulked to maintain tightness.
This unit handles well for a 14 footer and for a 14 footer tracks pretty well. It is a one person carry.
For the price it is a Ford "Taurus" not a Cadillac "Fleetwood". Even so the quality of the Wilderness Systems is there in the product.
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Ideal for larger paddlers on flat and slow-moving water, the Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 delivers the added speed and storage of a touring kayak, but with a spacious cockpit.
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Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 Kayak Package - The Pungo name stands for 'tracks fast and true on lakes, ponds, sounds and slow deep rivers.' Beginners can climb in and go where they aim, and more experienced paddlers can extract remarkable performance from these boats. Phase3 outfitting allows you to set up your seat to precisely fit your body type. The sculptured high-density foam seat encourages air circulation and the precise-position settings relieve thigh and back fatigue, delivering unprecedented control and comfort. Best of all, you'll never have to land and exit your boat to adjust your settings; all controls are right at your fingertips. Amazingly resilient for its weight, Gen2 stands up to the demands of the sport and minimizes the distortion that is inevitable over time. The sealed bulkhead and new turn-and-lock hinged hatch covers make access to gear easier than ever. Simply slide the lever and flip open the hatch for access to stored item. A new removable Kayak Console easily attaches to the cockpit rim for even more storage and convenient access to gear. It can hold cell phones, wallets, binoculars, cameras, and even small video cameras. The sprinter in the family, Pungo 140 gives some true sea kayaks a run for their money. This boat doesn't sacrifice comfort and stability for the gain in speed. It's a real joy to paddle, especially when you have a lot of water to cover and a lot of gear to carry.
Phase 3 AirPro Seating SystemMade in the USABow & Stern BulkheadsOrbix Stern HatchDeck RiggingComfort Carry HandlesSlideLock Foot Brace System8-inch Orbix Bow HatchKayak KonsoleThigh and Knee Padding SpecificationsLength: 14' / 427 cmWidth: 28 / 71 cmMax Capacity: 350 lbs. / 159 kgDeck Height: 13 / 33 cmWeight: 58 lbs. / 26 kgCockpit Length: 57 / 145 cmCockpit Width: 22 / 56 cm
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