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Posted: Feb. 04 2007,14:37

Carol
I don't think I am speaking out of turn for Jim when I say he belives it to be good for both.
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Posted: Feb. 06 2007,08:24

Carol: what Pal sez.

Mr. Scupper Pro sir:  actually I'm a dummy when it comes to French grammer (apart from Voule Vous Couche Avec Moi, lol), but turns out the Ce or C'est mean about the same thing.  C'est is more common, but Ce a bit more formal and used more in written French.

Either way, the Disco is the hottest plastic around... ce awesome!

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Posted: Feb. 06 2007,11:33

Late Breaking News:

I have just been able to find the (translated) specs provided by Rotomod of France.  They are:

1.  Max load: 286 lb. (assuming they mean "load" and not displacement, this would mean most paddlers will do just fine in the Disco.

2. Preferred paddler weight range: 165 - 220 lb (not including gear).  One could exceed 220 to some degree, but I'm gonna guess that it will start to slog at 240 or so.

After considering, I accept these figures - I had NO issues at all at 190 lb, considered handing excellent.  Great news...

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Posted: Feb. 09 2007,13:30

I'm not sure of your prices over there, but here in Australia I can get the Tempo for exactly the same price as the Disco. I'm not a big bloke so even with gear I would still fit into the preferred weight range for the Disco. Question is which would you buy considering the same price. I have test paddled the Disco, Love it. But do have concerns over fitting gear on it. No doubts about that with the Tempo
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Posted: Feb. 09 2007,15:47

G'day Sir Bob, fancy seeing you here! I haven't paddled either the Disco or the Tempo but to me the Disco looks alot better for paddling.

The Tempo really does look like it's purpose made to have the motor on the back & it's use for paddling secondary.

I reckon you'll work out how to mount stuff if you go for the Disco.

That said, you should give them both a test paddle & a test lift (to test weight) if you are in two minds.

I reckon you'll come back to Disco.

I'll defer to the more experienced guys like Capn Jimbo for the real lowdown though.
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Posted: Feb. 10 2007,04:43

This is where it gets down to personal preference.  My bias is almost always toward superior performance.  The Disco has the edge here.  OTOH, the Tempo/Pro is SO well respected, roomier, and some nice bulk, esp. if you plan to side sideways much. Lots of volume, HUGE front hatch.

I'm also of the mind that ANY kayak can be made to fish.  You'll certainly find a way to mount things.  

Really, don't think you can go wrong either way.  I do agree with Salty - give them good test, and see which one you keep comin back to.

Or be like me - own nine kayaks and buy em both.  I've already decided I MUST have the Disco, and will keep my Pro/Tempo.  I particularly like the light weight of the Disco - and I'm one to toss a yak on the rack for a quick float...

Do let us know what you decide.

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Posted: Feb. 11 2007,04:03

Sorry Sir Bob, thought you were talking about the Viking Tempo, not the RTM Tempo...der!

Capn Jimbo must have thought I was off my rocker slagging the Scupper hull saying it was meant to have a motor on the back!:D

The Viking Tempo is a big fatty compared to either of the 2 RTM models.

I'd still say test both of them though, (including lifting).

I am a bit on the large side at about 100Kgs, not terribely fit & I find that I manage to get the Scupper on & off my Subaru Outback no problem but I reckon a bit lighter weight would make it a joy.

Let us know which way you go when you decide Sir Bob.

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Posted: Feb. 11 2007,04:37

Sorry Salty, should have specified RTM Tempo. I didn't even realise there was another tempo. I will get the Disco though. Just thought if enough people recommended the Tempo over the Disco considering same price I may have to do a rethink. But I am pretty sold on the Disco. This review just sealed it. :)
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Posted: Feb. 11 2007,06:00

Don't worry Sir Bob, I should have realised which one you were talking about mate.

Was just used to seeing the Aussie Tempo get talked about. To paddle, that one looks good as a powerboat!  :;):

I reckon you'll be super happy with your Disco if it goes faster than the Scupper & it's lighter, how can you lose? You've got the best of both worlds.

I could tell you were in love with the Disco from the start anyway mate.  :D
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Posted: Feb. 11 2007,09:13

Quote (Capn Jimbo @ Feb. 06 2007,11:24)
Carol: what Pal sez.

Mr. Scupper Pro sir:  actually I'm a dummy when it comes to French grammer (apart from Voule Vous Couche Avec Moi, lol), but turns out the Ce or C'est mean about the same thing.  C'est is more common, but Ce a bit more formal and used more in written French.

Either way, the Disco is the hottest plastic around... ce awesome!

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Ouch. France is cringing. :)
Actually guys, I was hoping for more in-depth response to the console thing...
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