Looking at a ‘05’ PH capella 169 vs. ‘06’ PH capella 163. My wt 185 lbs. Had a chance to demo the 169, but only briefly. For those paddlers that have paddled both, would like to hear your pros and cons. Thanks
The 169 is an older design and not much like the rest of the Capella family. That's one reason it was discontinued and replaced with the 167. I haven't paddled the 169, but I like the 163. Where are the P&H guys when you need them?
On vacation in my Capella 169
I can’t compare the 163, but I’ve been in the 169 glass for 3 years now and love it. It’s a little tough on flat water and requires either a skeg or rudder (mine has rudder). Once the water kicks up tough it’s a total pleasure. Just spent the week surfing it at the Outer Banks NC in everything from knee high rollers to head high breakers and I had a smile the whole week.