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Pamlico 140

 
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Short Facts

Model Year
Usage
Designer
Joe Walton
Type
Construction & Material
Recommended Retail Price
$630
Available Colors
red, yellow, sand, orange, mango, blue

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The kayak came to the Market in the Summer of 2000.

The Boat comes with A rear hatch, deck rigging, and foot Pegs. Rudder is optional. The Pamlico 140 starts at $630 and can go for as much as $840. The boat was discountinued by Confluence Watersports in August 2007. The Pamlico 140 comes with either Phase 3lite seating, Phase3, or unpadded plastic seat. The kayak does not come with a Foam Bulkhead on the stnd model but the EXP trim comes standard with Phase 3, rear bulkhead, and rudder. These components can be installed to one lacking these extras.

User reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.5
Design 
 
5.0  (1)
Perfomance 
 
5.0  (1)
Quality 
 
4.0  (1)
Value / Money 
 
4.0  (1)
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(Updated: August 24, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Design 
 
5.0
Perfomance 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
4.0

Great kayak

About the reviewer

I've been paddling for 4 years. I live in colorado, so only have chances to go paddling on lakes, but my dream is to go sea kayaking. My facorite local spot is horsetooth resivoir, one of the largest bodies of water in colorado, a masive 7 mile long lake, under a mile wide. It can produce rough waters

Test environment

Mild chop and boat wakes

Review

The Pamlico 140 is without a doubt, my favorite kayak. Yes, I am a very proud owner of one, and wouldnt trade it for anything. But, this doesnt mean its the boat for you. Thats just my opinion, and you may be seeking another kayak more suited for you.

I have paddled this kayak in both calm and choppy waters. This kayak handled Horsetooth very well, witch can produce ocean-like waves and chop from boat wakes since it has high boat traffic. It manuvers very well, as well as excellent initial stability, and decent secondary stability, though not as good as an expedition kayak such as a Looksha V. Acceleration is a bit slow, but once it gets to a good speed, theres no stopping it, this kayak just cruises across water with minimal effort. Starting acceleration from a dead stop takes alot of effort, more than many other sea kayaks. But it is a great cruiser. I've been able to circumnavigate Lake Carter in under 2 hours in this kayak. It also tracks well, able to hold a steady straight path. Not to mention this kayak is beautifull, with the deck grooves front and aft. and sleek profile. It has a large cockpit, witch is roomy, but you will get wet if playing in chop. While roomy, the cockpit is not too large so the kayaker can still have control.


So if your looking for a kayak for clam flatwater, mild ocean/coastal, then this is a very worthy kayak. But for long expeditions, in rough conditions, go with a narrower, longer, Fully-equiped expedition kayak.

Conclusion

A great touring kayak

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Location: horsetooth resivoir
Age: 15
Weight: 81.6 kgs
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