While I was training for IMFL I didn't spend much time doing recreational stuff with Susan. She would follow me in her kayak as I swam but that wasn't really together time. We couldn't talk, I mean I couldn't listen. To rectify the matter we decided to buy a kayak for me so we can kayak together. Susan and I bought a recreational kayak at Costco about a year ago. That's what Susan has been paddling. As she expected, and I never disappoint, a recreational kayak just didn't have a high enough fun factor for me. I bought a mango colored 2013 Liquid Logic Remix XP9. For disclosure purposes - I have never kayaked in my life. I bought the XP9 after doing minimal research on-line. It sure does look cool though!
The XP9 is a crossover kayak. That means it's good (but not great) for flat water kayaking, like in a lake, and light whitewater kayaking. There is also an XP10. It's bigger and designed for larger boaters. Since Susan and I plan to mostly use our kayaks on Georgia lakes the XP9 should be perfect.
I ordered the kayak from Austin Kayak. Shipping was free. It only took about 3 days to get here from Texas to Atlanta. I couldn't wait a day to have it delivered so I drove to the delivery company and picked it up in my truck.
|Bad-Ass Outfitting Seat|
|Ratchet Style Seat Adjuster|
|Velcro Seat Padding Mount|
|Seat Fit Kit|
|Skeg Lever Cable Attachment|
|Spring Loaded /Retractable Skeg|
|Inside the Gear Compartment|
In the meantime I may have to take the old mountain bike for a spin as I wait for a warm day. It's been hanging from the ceiling in the garage since last Winter and it's time to bring her down.
|My Trek Fuel 8 Mountain Bike|
The kayak's cockpit size is 21" wide - 36 1/2" long - 94 1/4" circumference.