Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100
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If you're looking for a fun, versatile sit-on-top, then you've found it. The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 is super stable, super comfortable, and perfect for playing around in the surf and on lakes, ponds, and bays.
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.
You like riding the mechanical bull, be it at a bar or at the state fair. The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 Sit-On-Top Kayak gives you the same experience, but smoother and on the water. And you can go places, see wildlife, take photos, paddle to that middle-of-the-lake island, or just relax. This sit-on-top boat tracks straight across mirrored lakes and punches through suggestive ocean surf when calm doesn't cut it. Front, back, and side grab handles make it easy to tote this boat from the car to the water or over rocky portages, especially when you can bribe your buddy to help schlep. Hop aboard the luxurious seating, grab your tackle or an extra 6-pack (or both), and paddle anywhere your arms will take you. The multi-chined hull mimics the motorized bovine you favor; on serene lakes and tranquil rivers, it's easy riding from put-in to take-out, but in neurotic surf, this boat's gonna buck and spin. Greenhorns will appreciate initial and secondary stability, and seasoned riders will relish undiluted agility of this spunky kayak. In opposition to the rigid spine of the rotating cow, you won't be sore in back after a day (or a week) in the soft Phase 3 AirPro seating system. Leg-lifters, a scalloped seat, and enhance airflow make all-day paddling sweet on your seat (and back). Further customize the fit using the Keepers foot brace. Labor Day on the lake or a week-long fishing trip in Alaska--the Tarpon opens wide to swallow your gear. Bow and midship stay protected from the spray with Orbix hatch covers. Keep your sunscreen and extra bag of snacks within reach in the mid-ship gear storage bags. Put your dry bags in the cavernous stern tankwell, knowing the adjustable bungee system will keep them in place if you bite it on a bit of rough water--or the fish gets the better of you.
Phase 3 AirPro SOT Seating SystemCupholderSelf-Bailing Scupper HolesMade in the USAGear Storage Pockets8-inch Orbix Midship HatchKeepers Foot Brace SystemSlideTrax Accessory SystemSide Carry Handles with Paddle HolderComfort Carry HandlesTankwell w/ Bungee8-inch Orbix Bow Hatch SpecificationsLength: 10' / 305 cmWidth: 30.5 / 77 cmMax Capacity: 325 lbs. / 147 kgDeck Height: 15.25 / 39 cmWeight: 55 lbs. / 25 kgCockpit Length: 52 / 132 cmCockpit Width: 20 / 51 cm
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