Malibu Tandem or the solo SOT?

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Posted by Joe on June 01, 2004 at 17:49:04:

Location: Los Angeles

Firstable, sorry for the long read guys:
just ordered a Malibu Extreme but I'm contemplating on switching my order to a pro 2 tandem. I Need some opinion on your perspectives in what's smarter.
Since my girl friend is whining on coming along "once in a while" I don't know if a tandem would be a bad investment?
Now I tried paddling both style yaks in a harbor environment just this pass week but has never taken neither one out to the open sea before.
I will be paddling solo 80% of the time(I'm pretty sure), any opinion on what's a better investment with your experience is what I need.
The tandem don't seem to have much of a difference, infact it's quite comforatble been in the rear seat solo, other than the obvious speed being a little slower and more hatches is available on the Extreme for easy storage of additional rods.
I still think the Extreme is what I prefer tho in terms of everything other than I can't fit two people on it. Does anyone have that similiar dilima before?

If I get the tandem I would need to get the bait tank that come with the pro 2 tandem fishing package, but I will loose the big center hatche that were meant to put additional rods and dry bags in it.
Another thing I'm concerned about is how friendly the Pro 2 tandem is gonna be on rough water when paddling solo out there by the shore. Just a little scared it might be a bad investment to get a tandem when the odd of me paddling solo will be more than a dual.
Hope to see you guys out there sometimes, I'm a kayak fishing newbie, very excited!! thanks for the long read, next post will be much shorter.

Los Angeles,

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