Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145
I use my Tsunami 145 primarily for multi-day trips…
Price Paid: $1,050
I use my Tsunami 145 primarily for multi-day trips on the nearby Wisconsin River and take it along on many trips in the area, approx 400 miles on it so far. I've found it to be an excellent boat with great weight carrying ability and stability. Large cockpit to fit my 6'2" 225lbs (and big feet). Comfortable seating. Tracks well.
Other reviews on this yak have commented on the hatch seals but I haven't had any problems. A quick push on the lid edges appears to snap them into place but it does take a double check to ensure good seal.
Gets up to speed ok, but wouldn't win any races.
Its comfortable fit also translates to somewhat high profile so some weathercock, not significant.
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For larger paddlers (or those who just get a bit claustrophobic) who want to experience the thrill of kayak touring, the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 with rudder is a perfect choice. Versatile and stable without compromising performance, the Tsunami 145 will please paddlers of any level.
Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 Ocean Sea Touring Kayak - The Tsunami 145 has become one of the best selling kayaks of all time! It reflects Wilderness Systems' dedication to encouraging more people to paddle more often. This innovative design fuses recreational boat stability with touring boat outfitting and speed. The deeper hull and larger cockpit accomodates bigger paddlers or those traveling with more gear. 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. A friction-adjustment system permits settings anywhere within the range of motion for that adjustment. Best of all, you'll never have to land and exit your boat to adjust your settings; all controls are right at your fingertips. Gen2 high-density polyethylene plastic was chosen to provide a balance of all the material properties that make an outstanding recreational kayak. Amazingly resilient for its weight, Gen2 results in boats with thin, stiff walls that stand up to the demands of the sport and minimize the distortion that is inevitable over time. Gen2 also produces a smoother finish with richer, longer lasting colors. Easy for beginners to master, and the go-to-day-tripper for experienced paddlers, the Tsunami is the latest in a long line of breakthrough ideas.