edt wrote:Suggestions? I weigh 200 pounds and am thinking of packing a 20 pound cooler full of root beer and sandwiches, is there an 8 footer with 200+ liters of flotation and durable enough to take a tumble at 20 knots?
I'm 200lb also , & don't have the $ for a SUP ; so shaping my own
is the only Real alternative.
I bin looking at the new Windsurfer shapes , some are thick and Wide ; perhaps
a stretched copy of something like that ?
I NEED Wide.
---I wonder just How "Thick" would be Too Thick ?---
A guy Could make sections on the deck that were hinged to open & put
his folding paddle and cold beer inside !
I would want the fin retractable like the rudder on a catamaran ; just pull
on a cord & it goes Byby.
You guys got Way more balance than me, so you can probably get away
with a narrower board.
There's a oriental guy in San Diego that uses his SUP & a 4 or 5M on handles
to pull him & his dog around Stinkies ; he Velcros the paddle to the deck.
And Last : would want a way to reel the kite out,(make the lines longer or shorter) ;so
now the kite doesn't really need to float for relaunch off the water !
The Light days at Mohave , Darn wind just disappears between cycles ; unless
the kite had an electric motor, no way will it stay up.