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Tarpon 120

tarpon120.jpgHaving previously considered a Riot and a Tarpon 100, I'm now looking at a Tarpon 120. Unfortunately, nobody has any. Anywhere. Florida is effectively "sold out" of Tarpon 120s. I could pick up a blue one if I wanted, but, well, I don't want it. I want the "sunset" color - an orange boat with yellow spray on it.

So here I am, willing to spend $1,000 to $1,500, and I can't. Another company currently has about $3,000 of mine if they could only ship the thing sometime in the next eon (I won't say what it is, and I ask that you simply nod knowingly instead of guessing in the comments). Waiting is extremely frustrating - it's great weather and I don't have 3-4 weeks. I want to be paddling around right now!

I'm fairly impulsive with large(r) purchases. I get it in my head that I can do something, and I research the hell out of it in a short amount of time, and then I go for it. I got a very highly rated (and expensive) Weimaraner in a week. My scooter was the result of a few days of intense study. My bed (a Tempur-Pedic), my Aztek, and now my kayak. Well, except that I have a month to kill now until I've even got a chance of getting the kayak.

So now I'll begin a little search. A search to find the best kayak locations and clubs (physical). A search to find the best kayak forums and user groups and news groups (electronic). A search to find the ability to wait (spiritual!).

I really, really don't like waiting.

5 Responses to "Tarpon 120"

  1. Two weeks ago my dealer told me that I'd have to wait 3-4 weeks to get the kayak I wanted (a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120...

  2. I am also trying to find a tarpon 120 and i was told it would take until november before my local retailer recieves their next shipment. Do you know of any place that has a earlier arrival date. please let me know if you do.

  3. Well, where do you live?

  4. Hi, I have been researching kayaks of late and I think I've settled on the Tarpon 120. A local shop in town here in PA just got one in (blue) and it looks awesome, not my color of choice but still looked great. I don't think I can pull the trigger on it right now, being November and a pretty cold out. I'll probably wait untill March, I would live to demo it asap. They list them on a site, and say to save on shipping you can pick them up at outlets throughout the country, check it out.

  5. I've had mine for awhile now. Check my category on kayak fishing (yakfishing).