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Which do you believe is a better & faster, yak?Wilderness Tarpon 12 or Ocean prowler 13?
 

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I would guess that the Prowler is faster on a 40 yarddash by a nose. If the same amount of work was applied to each kayak over a one mile course, I would say they would be close because of their similar construction and width. However the prowler would be faster. Not by enough to make a difference in my buying preference. If I wanted speed I would choose a 15 or 16 foot yak, and a wider paddle.
 

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I agree with Juke. There is not that much of a difference between the two kayaks to make me buy one over the other by speed alone. It would come down to how comfortable I was in each kayak, the different setup possibilities and so on. So its more a personal preference than a speed choice. If you want fastert, go longer.
 

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Except, that the Prowler 13 holds over 400-425 lbs , and the cockpit console is better setup for fishing, and the tank well is twice the size. Its a much drier ride in the seat and well area as well.
 

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The main reason I chose the T120 over the prowler was the foot braces. I rented an Ocean Kayak in Nags Head last year and found the moulded in foot braces to be very uncomfortable, plus I like the seat alot better.

I'm ready for a race anytime[grin]

DARREN
 

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[Q]carp originally wrote:
The main reason I chose the T120 over the prowler was the foot braces. I rented an Ocean Kayak in Nags Head last year and found the moulded in foot braces to be very uncomfortable, plus I like the seat alot better.

I'm ready for a race anytime[grin]

DARREN
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Ditto! ...... Darren.......................I give a thumbs up to the Tarpons plastic seat. I wasnt very impressed initially, but after I actually went out on the water with it, I found it very comfortable.
 
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