Better than the mechanical bull at the bar.
You like riding the mechanical bull, be it at a bar or at the state fair. The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 Sit-On-Top Kayak gives you the same experience, but smoother and on the water. And you can go places, see wildlife, take photos, paddle to that middle-of-the-lake island, or just relax. This sit-on-top boat tracks straight across mirrored lakes and punches through suggestive ocean surf when calm doesn't cut it. Front, back, and side grab handles make it easy to tote this boat from the car to the water or over rocky portages, especially when you can bribe your buddy to help schlep. Hop aboard the luxurious seating, grab your tackle or an extra 6-pack (or both), and paddle anywhere your arms will take you.
The multi-chined hull mimics the motorized bovine you favor; on serene lakes and tranquil rivers, it's easy riding from put-in to take-out, but in neurotic surf, this boat's gonna buck and spin. Greenhorns will appreciate initial and secondary stability, and seasoned riders will relish undiluted agility of this spunky kayak. In opposition to the rigid spine of the rotating cow, you won't be sore in back after a day (or a week) in the soft Phase 3 AirPro seating system. Leg-lifters, a scalloped seat, and enhance airflow make all-day paddling sweet on your seat (and back). Further customize the fit using the Keepers foot brace.
Labor Day on the lake or a week-long fishing trip in Alaska—the Tarpon opens wide to swallow your gear. Bow and midship stay protected from the spray with Orbix hatch covers. Keep your sunscreen and extra bag of snacks within reach in the mid-ship gear storage bags. Put your dry bags in the cavernous stern tankwell, knowing the adjustable bungee system will keep them in place if you bite it on a bit of rough water—or the fish gets the better of you.
- Multi-chined hull
- Sit-on-top cockpit (52 x 20in)
- Phase 3 AirPro Sit-On-Top seating system
- Keepers foot brace system
- Bow and midshipe hatches, Orbix covers
- Stern tankwell storage, bungee-secured
- 2 gear storage pockets, cup holder