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Manitou 146 Description
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Manitou 146 Reviews
Awesome boat. Fast, nimble,…
Awesome boat. Fast, nimble, dry, spacious for all but the largest of men, and I'm a big man at 6'3" and 235 lbs. My size 13s went in with water shoes no problem.
The Manitou is an under rated boat for sure. Have paddled a WS Tsunami 14.5 many times, the Manitou feels like driving a 5 series BMW compared to Subabru Outback. Both truly excellent but one is just a lot nicer to toss around than the other.
It will handle a good chop, any wake, some light rapids, a tight river or an open bay. Once you get used to the soft chine hull, this one is a genuine keeper.
If you can find one with the last ACS seating and the black tupperware hatch lids, post 2013, just buy it. I assure you it will be a favorite in no time.
I sold mine for another boat and I'm on the hunt to replace it. It was a mistake to sell.
Great tracking and…
Great tracking and stability.
I fought with my wife for…
I fought with my wife for over a year about getting kayaks. She wanted me to sell my motor boat and become more environmentally friendly. So I read the reveiws on Necky Manitou 14 after finding a pair on CL. First impression after getting wet the first 3 attempts were not great. One trip was a controlled river release. I ended up wet again. So now ive learned that the key to kayaking is to simply relax! This kayak takes little to minimal effort to propel. I have been in it a handful of times now, and I am slowly loving loving it. Thank you Necky!
Very happy, quality product,…
The cockpit size on the Necky website is wrong so if you buy any accessories don't go by that. Mine measures 36 1/2 inches x 18 inches outside, 35 1/2 x 17 inside
This is a follow up review…
My only real issue, if that, was that the seat - while very comfortable - was difficult to adjust the back while on the fly . Easy on land, but harder while on the water. Other than that, I highly recommend this kayak.
This is my first sit inside…
The seat, the configuration and design were great. I'm 6'1" and 210 - fit very comfortably in the cockpit. I have only used it once on a lake in less than ideal conditions. 15 m/hr winds and lake chop of about 1 ft. It handled about as well as I could expect in the conditions. It tracked pretty well in spite of the wind and chop.
The bottom of the boat had a concave impression when I bought it- they said to put it in the sun for a couple of hours and it would 'pop' out. If we ever have a sunny day again I'll see if that works.
Overall I really like it and once I pop out the bottom and use it in a more civilized outing I'll re-rank it - most likely up!