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By jackedbronco
#2243415
Looking into buying a kayak that will support my frame (6,2 to 300lbs)..

Any ideas, models and brands

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By TG05
#2250925
A good rule of thumb is not to exceed 70% of the stated weight capacity of the kayak. Doing so results in potential safety issues and a loss of performance. Given 300 lbs plus the weight of any gear (seat, cooler, rods, tackle boxes, anchor, etc.), I'd suggest something with at least a 500 lb weight capacity.
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By Aquapon
#2250957
I have 2 malibu x-factors looking for a home. They will handle someone of your stature for sure.
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By Ron Mc
#2250985
X-factor was built for a scuba-diving platform, and is rated for over 500 lbs - I think 550.
My buddy used to take out both of his young daughters plus his dog.
By coosmith
#2251123
Jackson Big Rig will do it. Stable as all get out. Wilderness ATAK 140 will make it happen too.


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By cricman
#2251212
Based on my 6' 275# experience:

Jackson Big Rig: Like a 1979 acadillac Sedan Deville-lots of room and comfort (stable), not the most maneuverable, fast enough once you get it moving, heavyish, I love mine.

Diablo Amigo: Like a 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII-Still roomy and comfortable(also very stable), more maneuverable (to a point of distraction, even with the skeg- which is virtually a must), not too heavy.

I also fish a lot from my trusty Old Town 119 canoe: Plenty of capacity, fairly comfortable with a seat backer, not for the twitchy or those unfamiliar with the primary and secondary stability of a small canoe.

Had an Ascend H12, which was also very stable and plenty of capacity. The seat was a bit too low for me, but all in all a decent hybrid at a good price point.


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