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  Nimbus Puffin
  Posted by: old_user on May-11-07 11:12 PM (EST)
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I am considering the purchase of a Nimbus Puffin. The owner lives about two hours from me so I would like to find out a bit about the kayak before the trip. Is this a good boat for a beginner looking to use it in flat/lake waters?
I am a large man: 6'2, 220 lbs, with 12 inch feet. Any advice would be appreciated. I also am having some problem finding comparable pricing for this boat. He states that he does not know the year of manufacture. The photo of the boat looks OK.

Phil

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  • Nimbus Puffin - old_user - May-11-07 11:12 PM
    • The Puffin - tsunamichuck - May-12-07 12:32 AM
    • Puffin - old_user - May-12-07 10:34 AM




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  The Puffin
  Posted by: tsunamichuck on May-12-07 12:32 AM (EST)
-- Last Updated: May-12-07 12:34 AM EST --

I paddled one 10+ years ago. I had no complaints about the kayak but these are really old kayaks. You would need to be concerned about the quality of plastic because of age. I am 5'8' with 9.5 feet and I like the fit. Yes this is a good boat for Tahoe and for a beginner, but I would not pay more than $400 unless it is pristine.

 
 
  Puffin
  Posted by: old_user on May-12-07 10:34 AM (EST)
My first kayak was a Puffin . It was a tight fit for my big feet , it has a
integrated plastic skirt to keep the water out . It has good stability and
handles pretty well . The plastic is thick , or was on my boat . They made
them in several different places , British Columbia , Australia , ect . It may
weigh a good amount but it should be sturdy .John
 

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