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Old 12-01-2005, 11:23 AM
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I'm wondering how much stiffer the '06 Redfish turns out to be vs. the '05 model. Does the new plastic they're using make that much of a difference with hull flex? Anyone had a chance to paddle both of these boats? I have a T120 and don't feel any problems with flex, though the T160 (old style) I had flexed so much in a short chop I couldn't stand it. Will the Redfish feel more like the T120 or the T160?
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I'm wondering how much stiffer the '06 Redfish turns out to be vs. the '05 model. Does the new plastic they're using make that much of a difference with hull flex? Anyone had a chance to paddle both of these boats? I have a T120 and don't feel any problems with flex, though the T160 (old style) I had flexed so much in a short chop I couldn't stand it. Will the Redfish feel more like the T120 or the T160?
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:55 PM
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We have both models at the shop and I think the reason why they added the extra material was more about hulls deforming while out in the sun for long periods rather then hull flex.
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Old 12-01-2005, 03:45 PM
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The 06 redfish will be stiffer for sure. IT will feel like a Ws120. My other half has a 120 and the redfish is stiffer.
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Old 01-10-2006, 03:54 PM
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I have the 05 redfish. My fishing buddy has the tarpon 120. His is noticeably more stable on the roof rack (due to heat). I hve had to switch tto a yakima hull raiser (the one that looks like a lettter J) so I don't deform the hull in the sun. The plus side is that the redfish drafts much less water and is faster.
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Old 01-26-2006, 10:30 AM
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The new G2 material on the o6 marquesa/redfish makes the boat feel much more rigid and solid. Very little flex. The main purpose - according to the vp of sales David H. Is that you can now stand in it with no flex at all. I will attest that I get virtually no flex at all - I'm around 200#. another improvement include the seat.
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:43 PM
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I am 265 - 270, and I stand, very little flex.
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Old 01-27-2006, 03:20 PM
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Can you put a rudder on the 06 model redfish.
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Old 01-30-2006, 04:31 AM
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Yes we can put a rudder on it. That's unchanged from the 05.
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:01 AM
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Thanks Jon, I sent an email while you were at the show, hope it was a good show for you.

I asked for pricing.

Without a doubt, this is the best kayak web site for info and wityh a quality staff I might add.

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