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Wilderness Systems "Tarpon 120 Ultralite"

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Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Wilderness Systems
Model:
Tarpon
MSRP ($):
1,359.00
Length (ft):
12

This thermoformed version of the Tarpon 120 by Wilderness Systems makes the most popular fishing kayak in their fleet even better. The "Tarpon 120 Ultralight" is 10 lbs lighter than the original Tarpon 120 but still has all the features like two 8 inch Orbix hatches, Harmony Deluxe seat, and side carry handles. If you love the Tarpon 120 but want something a little lighter take a look at the Tarpon 120 Ultralight.

Discontinued as of August 31, 2013

 

 

Features:

  • 5 inch Deck Plate
  • Orbix Bow & Midship Hatches
  • Drain Plug
  • Self-Bailing Scupper Holes
  • Keepers Foot Brace System
  • Tankwell w/ Bungee

Specs:

  • Width: 30" / 76 cm
  • Max Capacity: 350 lbs / 159 kg
  • Deck Height: 11.4" / 36 cm
  • Weight: 43 lbs / 20 kg
  • Cockpit Length: 52" / 132 cm
  • Cockpit Width: 20" / 51 cm
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3.8
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3.8
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Durability 
 
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Too bad it's discontinued

My two sons, age 5 and 7 have used these 42 lb kayaks for the last two seasons. Even at their young age, they can keep up with anyone in these fast, lightweight and agile kayaks. The material they are made with makes it more than light weight. It's slick surface glides easier than traditional rotomolded plastic. It makes holding position to make a cast in heavy current easy. I have broken one, and had a local paddle shop repair the damage with no further complications. The model is discontinued as of the end of 2013, but a friend who wanted one was able to locate remaining stock.

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Speed and weight
Cons:
durability
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