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Kayak for a fat guy?

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I'm a rather large guy (6'2", 310lbs.) and was hoping to get into a kayak, if possible. I fish a lot of smaller lakes from shore but it would be a lot of fun to get into a yak and get to some unreachable spots.

Is this even possible or am I going to be limited to a canoe? I'd rather not do the canoe thing but I will if I have to. There's just something more appealing about a yak than a canoe.

Any suggestions?



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I picked up one of these last year.

Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game

Length 12' 9" / 3.9 m

Width 29.5" / 74.9 cm

Seat Width 34" / 86.4 cm

Weight 69 lbs / 31.3 kg

Max Capacity 550-600 lbs /

Very stable, wider than most. Good rig for fishing. We have a regular Prowler too and the Big Game is much more stable.

It is also very comfortable to fish out of for hours at a time. I really like fishing small rivers with it.


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Another kayak to look at is the Old Town Predator 14.

I can't remember the stats for it, but I'm 6'7", almost 400 lbs, and it works for me. It has the same hull as the Old Town Loon tandem kayak.

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