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KiwiMtnClmbr
 
10/01/2019 07:52PM


Longtime lurker here. I've got an OT Appalachian already for getting wet and twisty... Been looking for a bigger lake and tripping cruiser. 3 kids and a mildly willing SWMBO go with. Used to do plenty of ww all over New England. Taught sea kayaking for years.

So - who can help me figure this out. It's being sold by a woman who's husband passed and she knows next to nothing. I've asked for dimensions but none received as yet. It's 5 hrs of driving to pickup so no peeking ahead of time.

 
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Banksiana
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10/01/2019 08:30PM
There should be a metal plate on the bow flotation tank that has the model ID.

Hard to get a sense of scale from the picture but it looks like it might be a 222- (18.5')- a big water, high capacity cruising hull that is also quite adept at whitewater if you can do without the sudden turns. If not that it's probably a Cruiser (17'9").

BTW- The 222 is probably the finest big tripping hull ever made. Fast, impossibly seaworthy and incredible capacity to carry gear. Bow can be difficult for small paddlers. Often heavy.
 
10/01/2019 09:24PM

Judging solely by the profile, it's definitely the 17' 9" Lynn Tuttle designed Cruiser. Compare to the pictures below.

Hans Solo

 
KiwiMtnClmbr
 
10/01/2019 09:47PM
OK so not the dreaded X-17 but not the 222 I wanted it to be. Who thinks it's worth 5 hrs of wheel time for a reasonable price (if I could buy it on my lunch break tomorrow I wouldn't even hesitate) or should I hold out for the DY 222? One of the primary lakes I'll paddle in the short term with the little guys has lots of power boat wakes - I know, I know, but will the 'Classic' be too wet a ride?
 
KiwiMtnClmbr
 
10/01/2019 09:50PM
I think it's missing the bow bulge / flare of the 222... which is unfortunate.

I'm doing my research: https://bwca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=forum.thread&threadId=598729&forumID=15&confID=1

Sounds like it'll still fit my needs well if I dress the bowsprite in waterproofs!
 
Banksiana
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10/01/2019 10:58PM
I yield to the superior Sawyer identity capability of Hans.
 
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