My wife and I are looking to buy our first tandem kayak, and we like the Old Town models. Can you offer guidance on which to choose?
Our goal is to get a quality, versatile craft; good tracking, but reasonably light to carry & as compact as possible for limited storage space. We’re primarily planning to paddle on lakes placid rivers; nothing exotic or high-performance.
From the reviews, we’re leaning toward the T138. But most people seem to use it for an adult and child or adult and dog. So, two questions:
- Is the T138’s space suitable for two adults?
- Is its weight capacity OK for two adults? Old Town lists it as 380 pounds max.; we should be about 320 to 340. But if we get that close to capacity, will we seriously hinder performance and speed?
Any suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Don in Connecticut