Comfortable, stable and fun are three words to best describe the Feelfree Corona Tandem Kayak. The Corona Tandem was designed for families and friends who want to enjoy a variety of water in an affordable way. The Corona was specially designed for 2 paddling styles. It can easily accommodate 2 paddlers plus 1 in the middle with cozy leg room or the Corona can be paddled single by utilizing the middle seat position. Best of all the Corona is easy to move from water to the land with the new wheel in the keel feature and molded-in handle.
|Length:||13 ft 1 in / 3.99 m|
|Width:||34 in / 86.36 cm|
|Weight:||79 lb / 35.83 kg|
|Capacity:||617 lb / 279.87 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||41|
|Leg Room - Total:||41|
|Leg Room Rear Seat:||44|
|Number of Paddlers:||2 - Tandem|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
|Field and Stream †||63763|
|Ice Cool †||60793|
The wheel makes all the difference! Even though it weighs more than similar kayaks, it is easier to tote from vehicle to water, due to the wheel. Great for two people operation. Equally good for single paddler operation. Third seat is also a great place for a child to tag along, although it is a little tight for a third adult. Seat backs are a little low for comfort.
My friend and I rented the Feel free Corona kayak while I was on vacation in California last week visiting her and her husband. They paddle board and I have done that with her twice now. However, I wanted to try kayaking with 2 of my dogs bc ultimately that's what Id like to do. So, we rented the tandem and each took two of our dogs with us, none of us and the dogs had ever been kayaking before. What an adventure! Lol. I was extremely nervous I was gonna end up dumped into the lake, but to my shocking surprise this did NOT happen! I had two dogs, each 50 lbs, in the kayak with me and both of which would move around quite a bit at times so the kayak moved but never dumped us! I was sooo thankful! I was so impressed that after renting one I told her I really liked that kayak and took note of what it was as I've been doing lots and lots of research. I was gonna get a paddle board until I rented the kayak. She was impressed too and she's now thinking about getting the same kayak bc she loved it for her and the dogs as well. Hers were about 60 lbs total, but at one point had one of my 50 lb dogs in with her two dogs and herself due to my rescue dog starting out with me and being very scared and nervous. So we had to go by ourselves. That being said....all of dogs felt comfortable enough on this kayak over time to enjoy it, even the more nervous ones and I have a tall coonhound that was able to fully lay down in this kayak with a weimararner in front of him leaning up against the seat and I was able to comfortably paddle and steer this kayak without any issues. I was surprised considering I've never paddled a kayak in my life! Now, the start wasn't the prettiest but hey....its a learning curve and within minutes no problem! Maneuverability with this thing is unbelievable considering I was sitting clear in the back with a dog sitting on me half the time trying to paddle over him and the other dog was in the middle. Lol. Smooth in the water and very durable. Lots of storage. I did have quite a bit of water come into the boat bc the drain plugs I realized weren't plugged with those scrupper plugs so wet rear end. Since it was super hot I didn't really care. After much consideration and research I decided today to bit the bullet and buy the Feel free Corona kayak from ACK bc I LOVED it so much!!!! I got the lime green/white/bright blue color and can't wait until it arrives. I also purchased those yellow scrupper plugs as others suggested to keep the water out for future voyages, and read several reviews and decided on upgrading the paddles as the aluminum ones that came with out rental I really did not care for at all. It was heavy and the aluminum can get hot. So, I got a hybrid paddle that has a carbon fiber shaft that telescopes and has posi-lock with a fiberglass reinforced paddle.