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Marlin 14' Reviews

by Exocet
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This is a flat water board...

This is a flat water board with a lot of tie-downs. Pros Good in chop. Fast. Cons The hull is eggshell thin. This is very bad. I can literally push the skin in with my thumb. It can't take abuse. The fin is also very small and the board has a tiny inbox. too small for most standard fins. Usage River paddling,

First "Downwind" run...

First "Downwind" run 10/26...about 4 miles winds 10 - 13mph. Waves much bigger than I would have thought! I had trouble in 4" waves before, today they were running about a foot! This thing is fast! I was off the board in an hour! I did go down to my knees to cross a 3' wake and was not paddling hard, plus I stop to drink...finished up a water bottle! Pros This board handles rough water a whole lot better than my Bote HD. I'm really liking the 7 - 9 paddle strokes per side before switching on my Bote it was 4 - 6. Much better glide Cons I'm going to have to learn how to do fast turns!! Now that I can go out in rough conditions (well I can either go into or with....BUT not sideways!) Usage Touring...exercise though I'm now thinking maybe next year the causeway to causeway race!!

14' x 30" wide 340 liters...

14' x 30" wide 340 liters volume, 33 lbs in Carbon. Strange looking bow that provides lots of floatation yet a fairly clean entry into chop. Pretty easy to turn with a bow rudder. Plenty of deck tie downs built in including one in the bow. 5 deck tie down points built into the stern. Pros Great glide, good choppy water handling, easy turning yet great tracking. Dry ride, lots of deck tie downs, bow tie down! Cons Expensive in Carbon, but when you are old every pound you have to lift to the roof rack hurts more than the lighter wallet. Not sure how the finish will hold up to 3x per week use. 14 feet in the wind when you are carrying by youself is something...This thing sticks out of the water a lot....so paddling in wind a leash is a good idea as you won't catch it if you fall off! Usage Touring/Exercise
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