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Reviewer:
AC in Santa Barbara
Rating:
5
Date:
11/24/2008
Review:
I agonized over (and tested) many makes and models before settling on the Tarpon 120 as a 70/30 fishing/recreational platform. I think it is easy to get sold on more kayak than you need on the theory that you really need half your garage out on the water with you when you're fishing. But I remembered how much fun I have with minimalist float tubing inland, and got the Tarpon. The Tarpon is fast and incredibly stable. Blind folded I'd guess it's a 13 footer easy. I like the minimal width because it lets me dig deep on my paddle stroke without banging the gunwales all the time like I did on the big Prowler models. And no flippers to retract in the kelp beds. Besides Hobie, I want an upper body workout! I am a big enough guy, well over 200#, and I still manage to keep my butt dry, even without scupper plugs. My FAVORITE part is that at 12 feet even, the Tarpon fits INSIDE my VW van! That puts me out on the Pacific in less than 20 minutes door to surf, including loading. My only complaint is that the space between my legs doesn't have room for much more than one small tackle tray. I may opt for a vest PFD like I use on my float tube.
Reviewer:
Marvin Blystone
Rating:
5
Date:
7/29/2008
Review:
Well, we started with two Tarpon 100's, but the wife's long legs cried for the adjustable footrests of the 120. All of a sudden, four (that's right, FOUR) 120's had been purchased for members of the family and the 100's sold to a friend who is planning on buying a 120 for his wife. The boats are very stable and seem to be a bit faster than the 100's. The only complaint would be the pinetree plugs that hold the seats to the hull. We've lost two already, but since the hulls are threaded, they might just get replaced with some stainless steel screws! All in all, great boats with lots of value for the money. Buy yourself a couple and go get on the water!
Reviewer:
Josh - San Antonio
Rating:
5
Date:
2/26/2008
Review:
This kayak is extremely stable and easy to fish out of. It is the best kayak I have ever been in. I can't see myself in any other kayak. The first time I had it out I went on a 4 day, 26 mile adventure and couldn't have been happier.
Reviewer:
Paul Schmidt
Rating:
5
Date:
4/17/2007
Review:
After agonizing over reviews and brochures, I finally got to try the T120 at ACK's demo day, and drove straight over to the shop to make one mine. We've been out on Lake Travis on a big boating day, and Lake Austin with wakeboard boats blasting by, and this boat is totally stable. Took wakes on the side just to see what would happen, no problem. It's my first kayak, so it seems plenty fast for me, tracks very well, and handles a big cooler with lots of stuff. Did I mention I LOVE this boat?
Reviewer:
Craig Lollar
Rating:
5
Date:
9/27/2006
Review:
I've had several boats from 14' to 17'. This is the sweetest fishing vessel you'll ever own. I heard about the Tarpon 120 from a friend of mine and then I just had to try one out. I think this will revolutionize the river fishing in Florida. If you like to fish, this is your ticket to freedom.
Reviewer:
Jeff in Austin, TX
Rating:
5
Date:
5/31/2006
Review:
Love this thing. Terrific fishing vessel and a great overall kayak. Does great on the big lakes and handles just fine on narrow fast moving rivers. Lots of storage and it just looks cool. Get a lot of compliments on this boat.
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