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Hurricane "Skimmer 140"

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Hurricane "Skimmer 140"

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Hurricane
Model:
Skimmer 140
MSRP ($):
1,299.00
Length (ft):
14

The Hurricane “Skimmer 140” is fully-featured sit-on-top design that will take kayak anglers and professional paddlers to new horizons of kayak fishing adventures. This distinctive fishing kayak is equipped with its fairly rounded hull, deck bungee rigging, oversized storage compartments, bow to stern with generous front hatch and accessories that allows pro and serious paddlers experience pleasure to behold both on and off the water.

Features:
  • Outfitting new airstream seat
  • Foot brace support system
  • Smart track rudder option
  • Well reared deck bungee rigging
  • Console with cup holder
  • Tackle box recess in rear well
  • AireStream seat

Specs:

  • Width: 29.5" | 74.93 cm
  • Weight: 52 lbs | 23.59 kg
  • Capacity: 350 lbs | 158.7 kg

 

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Great from a canoe guy

I just tried a Hurricane Skimmer 140 at our local paddle fest this weekend. I was very impressed with it's handling and glide. I've only paddled canoes and was afraid with so much mass up high the SOT would feel tippy, but the Skimmer did not. I'm not sure you'd need to add anything to make it more stable.

One other thing of note for this boat. It was really windy during the paddle fest and while the canoes I tried were heavily influenced by the wind, the Skimmer was much less so. That was a pleasant surprise. If not for the paddle fest, I'd never go out in wind like that regardless of the craft, but I'd stay out longer when the wind kicks up in the Skimmer than any of my canoes.

Also, the seat was very comfortable for a test paddle. I'd be curious to know how my back would hold out after several hours in it. But some of the SOTs have me in misery after just a few minutes, so it was a good sign.

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