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I think a sit-on-top tandem kayak might work; something like this: The open design means there is no cramped compartment to fit into. This particular tandem claims a capacity of 500 pounds. I assume some modification would be required to make it a centered single seat. Actually, as it is apparently set up to seat three people there may be a natural ...


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I am also a paddler on the heavy side. You might check out the 14 foot Native Watercraft Ultimate. Is comes as a tandem, but a single seat can be mounted in the middle and the other removed. It is very stable and pretty agile for its size and hull shape. It is rated to 450 pounds. You might also look at the 14ft versions of the wilderness system tarpon and ...


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Paddles board sizing are relative to what you wish to do with said board. Short boards 8' or under are generally used for children. Medium boards 9' to probably around 12' are good for calm lakes / rivers and for some fun in the surf. Long boards, 12' or more are for the more serious journeys, touring or racing. They are faster and track straighter. ...


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Out on a calm lake with minimal adverse conditions, you're not going to notice any real difference as long as you're above the absolute baseline in equipment. As with most sports equipment the difference in quality only shows when things start to become challenging and you're describing the baseline situation for a paddleboard. What you'll notice more is ...


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Are you surfing Are you competing Do you have a car with roofracks or a van The key to the development of the inflatable boards was to make the experience more accessible. Red Paddle Co who (as far as I'm aware) developed the first of the modern inflatable boards have a simple principle of expanding the market as much as possible and making the sport as ...


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An answer from the paddle board side. I've seen paddle boards up to 400lb among the casually available, generally among the longer (and wider) of the selections, like 12-14 feet or more. With some looking online, I found one that is rated to 450, another for 430, intended for tandem paddle boarding. One more was rated to 700. There are also group paddle ...


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If you goal is muscle exercise, a stand up paddle board may not be the best choice. I stand up and paddle all the time in my 17 foot coleman canoe. I use the same 5 foot paddle sitting or standing. When standing the physics of applying pressure to the water with the paddle means you can not apply as much force. When sitting you have a much lower center ...


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Paddle size is unsurprisingly related to rider height. While different people will vary by a little in their recommendation there are three general categories of usage that will determine the amount to add to your height: General flatwater, surfing, and racing. I've included advice from Tower and Aquabound (two respected paddle makers) for each category. You'...


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Great question I would think through in your specific case the following steps: store it (at home or at a public boat ramp if available) transport it (if it’s not already at the launch point)—-to the car, into/onto the car, to the launch point prepare it for use paddle it transport it again prepare it for storage occasional repair and maintenance If ...


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The advice I normally give is that you should stand with your hand up in a relatively relaxed manner (not reaching as high as you can), and the paddle should come up to your wrist on the raised arm. Since most paddles you'll encounter are adjustable for length you can tweak it for comfort but it gives a good starting value, and nobody is going to be ...


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Malibu x-factor, etc. I clock in at 395--no problem. They have several high capacity boats.


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I'm a fairly heavy man myself though not quite as tall. Weight has always been my problems with recreation boats. You might want to look at sport canoes. They are also open designs but can typically hold more weight than a kayak.


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Inflatable SUPs of similar lengths to yours seem to have around 250-600L of volume, mostly on the lower end of that scale. @Separatix points out that 600L is "a real anomaly" in volume. (Source Source Source) I would not suggest using a tire inflator, as these are meant for low volume, high pressure applications. You want to inflate your SUP to something ...


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What will you be using your paddle board for? That's the number 1 factor in choosing a paddle board. Secondly, do you have the storage at home and in your car for a hard board? Generally, I would say inflatable boards are best for more people unless you're looking for extreme performance (paddle board racing, long-distance paddling, etc. Also, many ...


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