The new Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140 kayak delivers improved speed, better glide, and even more storage than its smaller counterparts. The new Phase 3 AirPro seating system, New for 2013, adds comfort and easy adjustability. The hull and deck have been fine tuned to offer increased performance while still maintaining the stability to stand and cast from the flat floored seating area. This well rounded sit-on-top is capable of adapting to a variety of water conditions by combining small kayak maneuverability with large kayak speed.
|Review:||I love this kayak. It tracks straight without the rudder. It's kinda heavy paddling but I mainly use it for fishing and sailing. I'm glad I choose the mango color as it is visible from afar. ACK is a great website and for all my kayak/boat purchases will be with them. They offer free shipping on orders over $39 and they take care of your tax. Great website too!|
|Review:||A long time canoe owner. I researched kayaks for literally years before finally buying one. You can drive yourself nuts reading the various forums on what boat is best. I wanted quality. WS has a good reputation. My needs are complicated. I paddle for exercise (performance), exploration(speed, efficiency), hope to do some camping (storage) and I do a lot of fishing (stability). Basically I needed a lot out of one boat since I can't afford 2. I've done a couple of trips in the month I've had it. My biggest concern was my weight. I'm 260, but am happy to report water does not sit in the footwells. Its close, but its no tub like critics claim. Do you get wet? Sure - a little if there are waves. It sits low, so windage is minimal (coming from a canoe its nothing). Also that low stance lowers the center of gravity making this fast boat pretty stable. Consider this in a market of boats where stability and speed are at the ends of the performance spectrum. I got it with the rudder kit, which I really like. Only complaint so far is not a common one- The seat is not as comfortable as I had hoped. I'll hopefully find an adjustment that I like, but it really doesn't tarnish my overall satisfaction with the boat.|
|Review:||I placed a order with Nelly for the Wilderness Tarpon 140 Sept 31 Friday and had the optional rudder installed. The following Tuesday my kayak arrived in San Diego! Awesome service from ACK! On Thursday I took it and got it wet in San Diego Bay... Wow, I love this kayak! So far the only negative thing I can say is the rudder line is little stiff when I pull the rudder up from the water. And the center hatch is little shallower than I thought. Otherwise very fast and stable for SOT kayak. The cargo space in the back is plentiful. Lots of room in front hatch. And Im sure I find items to add to the 4 tracks that came installed on the kayak.|
|Review:||This is an awesome kayak! Get the rudder, you will like that option. ACK packing and delivery were great. I ordered the camo color, it looks really nice. You cant go wrong with a Wildy!|