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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:50 pm 
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Hey there, looking at getting a few of these kayaks with multi-day trips in mind.

Does the 16' have more storage capacity?

Does the 16' have more legroom than the 13'? I found on the 13' that I was quite stuffed - with a 36" inseam I put the pedals all the way far but they were really still too close. It seems that the 16' could address this problem with a longer distance between the seat and pedals. Anybody know?

Thanks! KG


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:59 am 
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I'm 6'-6" with a 34" inseam...I have the mirage drive on 7, the max forward position, and find it very comfortable on my Revo 16. Pretty sure there would be more storage on the 16, lots of room in the front hatch, less in the back, and the rear concave storage area can hold a lot of gear.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:19 am 
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More storage in the 16, its just not as readily accessible on the water. Not an issue for touring, but a drawback for fish storage for example. Handling and stability is completely different. !6 is also paddleable if necessary. !6 is best leg room model available


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:18 pm 
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One possibility is to get the boat that fits you best and consider towing your gear -- take as much as you want! Hobies happen to be outstanding towers, as you can see below:
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They make little "cabooses" like these:

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Or you could get a used Craigs list "special" kayak and use that:

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You would just need to rig a bridal with bungee loop shock absorber for your tow line to prevent momentary overstress.

If the Revo 16 isn't long enough in the cockpit for you, consider a PA 14 (plenty of leg space) or possibly a Compass (generous leg space). Be sure to get a demo first to make sure the cockpit length is adequate. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:48 am 
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The 16 has an enormous tankwell. Easily over twice that of the 13.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:28 pm 
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Tom Kirkman wrote:
The 16 has an enormous tankwell. Easily over twice that of the 13.


Keep in mind though the low profile of the 16 means the rear tankwell floods under normal operating conditions. So it is even more imperative that anything paced there is water proofed


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