Ask ocPaddler: Considering weight/size in boat purchase?

An anonymous reader asks: "When choosing an oc1 should the weight of the paddler determine the type of boat to purchase. What type would a 6'3" 240 pound male consider ????"

What's your advice? Post in the comments of this article.

This questions was asked in the FAQ, but since I can not really answer this myself, I am posting it on the front page. This type of post can be a regular thing..if the community supports it. Just submit news with the topic: Ask ocPaddler. So make it work, tell us your opinion!



Posted by keizo on Wed, 01/15/2003 - 3:54am


I would probably stay away from small boats like the Hurricane, a great boat, but uncomfortable for a person your size..Although you do see guys your size using them..

where do you paddle? that might be something to consider

#1 Wed, 01/15/2003 - 10:23pm


I agree that the Hurricane lacks the volume for your bodyweight. I am 6'7 215 and have had great results from the Makia in flat water and like the Stingray in the surf.

#2 Sat, 02/01/2003 - 3:37pm

I think that the more the boat, so it is safer. when essay writers I consider it!

#3 Mon, 02/28/2011 - 12:07am

What is a good boat type for a 6' 0" 185 lb paddler?

#4 Sat, 03/05/2011 - 1:53pm

Check out the Zephyr.

#5 Wed, 06/01/2011 - 10:32pm

LOL!! you are so funny debra and keizo. maybe, I will stay together with you guys... even if we are in the bottom of the prefabricated bridges and or bridge builder we were still be friend. LOL!

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