Hi everyone. I’ve used the search tool and found some older threads on this subject. I’m posting now looking for current advice (and maybe some generic comments to help the next paddler in a few years)
I have moved up to Sullivan County, NY and want to get a pair of boats for myself and the lady. I’m a big guy, 6’2" and a few too many pounds and she’s an average height girl in good physical shape.
We’ve run the river a few dozen times with Landers, and love it. It’s time for our own boats.
We’re considering the Wilderness Pungos. A 105 for her and a 125 (or 140 if I can find it) for me.
Are those suitable for the Upper Delaware? Does it make sense to get a larger boat for me? Is a 12.5 or 14 footer too large for this part of the river?
The river runs shallow often. I thought that a larger boat might negotiate shallow water better, with less draft than a smaller boat with equal weight.
Thanks in advance for your advice and see you on the river soon!