Double your pleasure, double your fun is the motto of Liquid Logic Deuce Coupe tandem sit on top kayak. Like its solo counterpart, the Deuce Coupe is the most versatile tandem sit on top ever produced and the only tandem sit-on-top kayak with a deployable skeg for tracking. With the skeg tucked away, the Deuce Coupe steers effortlessly from the stern and solo seating positions while paddling rivers and back bays, but with the skeg in the down position, the Deuce Coupe tracks straight and true. This versatile sit-on-top is especially family friendly with three seats and plenty of space for additional gear. Seat can be adjusted to the center positioned and paddled as a single.
|Length:||13 ft / 3.96 m|
|Width:||33 in / 83.82 cm|
|Weight:||78 lb / 35.38 kg|
|Capacity:||500 lb / 226.8 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||43|
|Number of Paddlers:||2 - Tandem|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
This is our first kayak and I've been very please with it. I bought this one to be a family kayak and it has been great. Very solid construction and handles well. A few small caveats to the Deuce Coupe that others will also mention... 1) It's heavy - which might not matter for some but is something to consider. 2) The skeg mechanism is kind of touchy. Sometimes it will raise up on the kayak without you knowing it. I got around this by tucking it under the seat and placing my leg over the area where it releases. It seems to help. 3) The cords that are attached to the seat backs to keep the seats down during transportation are not durable. Our cord on the back seat snapped almost immediately after purchasing it. I'll have to figure out a way to work around that issue. Other than that, the Deuce Coupe is a great kayak and I expect it to last a long time.
I just got this baby after looking at tandems for about two years. It is a very nice kayak and easy to set up and get in the water. One reviewer mentioned longer paddles. I agree, but standard paddles worked fine, too. Our first tour was three hours at a high altitude lake in the Rockies, day was cool and windy. While my arms were tired at the end, it was easy to get the kayak going and keep it moving for such a large boat (12 feet). Seating allows easy adjustment of legs if you get tired in one position. Ten (10) drains require 5 sets of scupper plugs unless you both weigh less than 150 lbs., or don't mind sitting in water. Really could use one or two of the one way valve scuppers that some other vendors (Ocean) have. Good roll control (probably due to width) and very handy paddle clips that work great and are easy to use.