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 Post subject: Best SOT for my wife
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:54 pm 
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I have a Strip built Guillemot L and Redfish Spring run. My wife however doesn't like the closed cockpit. I want to build her a SOT. She is a novice paddler and I was wondering which of your models has the best stability combined with good cruising speed.


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 Post subject: Re: Best SOT for my wife
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:14 pm 
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I have only built the Sabalo 15 SOT, so I can't compare it to Matts other designs. I can tell you that I have had many novice paddlers use the three that I have built and they have all been impressed with the speed and stability. I recently went on a paddle with my son, he was paddling a Sabalo and I was paddling my Northwind and it was all I could do to keep up with him. We are almost the same size and strength. I was surprised, I would have thought the Sabalo would have had a hard time keeping up with the Northwind. They are both fast boats. I can stand and fish in my Sabalo and I am over 200 lbs. My daughter can dance in it.
I hope this helps.
Jesse


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 Post subject: Re: Best SOT for my wife
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:53 pm 
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Where the NW shines is cruising,it isnt good for sprinting but with a good steady pace it will walk off and leave most boats at the end of a day.
Ron


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 Post subject: Re: Best SOT for my wife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:03 am 
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I'm in a similar position with my wife. I have moved house recently & now live 20m from the water when the tide is in.

I have been trying to get her into one of my Wadefish ever since I built them but she wouldn't. The other day when the weather was just about perfect we went for a trip in the Wadefish & she loved it & said I had to build her one. (She always looked at the bigger boats against our small plastic ones & thought they would be harder to handle despite what I said to the contrary)

The only problem is do I build a Wadefish 32 as she is quite hippy & can only just fit in my 27 or do I build a different style altogether?

Her only proviso is that she gets the Mirage peddles too.


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 Post subject: Re: Best SOT for my wife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:57 am 
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PiratePete wrote:
I'm in a similar position with my wife.....as she is quite hippy

Sorry Pete but I'm sure that is the way she will read it :lol: :lol:
Cheers Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Best SOT for my wife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:08 pm 
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Thanks for the info. I guess the Sabalo or the Wadefish would be suitable. You are a brave man saying your wifee is a bit hippy. I can only think she doesn't read the forum. Has anyone paddled both the Wadefish models and compared them.


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 Post subject: Re: Best SOT for my wife
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:05 am 
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Yes you are right she doesn't read this forum


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 Post subject: Re: Best SOT for my wife
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:08 pm 
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PiratePete wrote:
Yes you are right she doesn't read this forum



You HOPE!!!!!!!!
your in trouble if your wrong
Ccheers John

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