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Posted: Feb. 12 2007,10:19

Even later breaking news!

Although it was my opinion that the Disco could effectively accommodate up to a 220 lb paddler (which also fell into RTM's recommended range), I wanted proof.

I got it.

I was able to arrange a test of the Disco by a skilled, 220 lb. sea kayaker and instructor.  He found the Disco to be entirely competent at his weight.

Case closed...

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Posted: Feb. 13 2007,03:31

Ahem... juste le moment mon ami.

Who,what,where, and when??

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Posted: Feb. 13 2007,14:53

This sweet yak looks very similar to the DAG Midway.
The RTM site lists several dealers in the Tampa Bay area; I'm trying to find one with the Disco in stock so I can demo and I'll post the results.  :cool:
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Posted: Feb. 13 2007,15:54

I agree.  I loved the Dag when I first saw it, believe it's English if I recall.  There was a discussion here at the forum bout this interesting design...

Link to Midway Discussion

Midway: 14'5" x 25.6" x 50 lb., 13.4" depth, little rocker, fuller (toward the end),appears to have sponsonlike chines, modified vee hull.

Disco: 14' x 25.6" x 50 lb., 13" depth, plenty of rocker, finer entry, true modified vee hull.  No chines, smooth transition.

BTW, I originally reported the Disco at 45 lb.  My error and apologies (confused it with the RTM Baia Sport, a near twin to the Disco).  But ya could have fooled me when I tested it.

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ps... Pal, the 220 lb paddler test was last week, ocean conditions.  The advanced paddler was able to push the design, try to bury it, etc., found the Disco quite competent, no issues at that weight.


Edited by Capn Jimbo on Feb. 13 2007,16:03

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Posted: Feb. 13 2007,19:58

Quote (Capn Jimbo @ Feb. 02 2007,23:37)
You keep your hands (and yer butt) off my Disco!!!

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get in line! .. lol

per the rotomod website, the capacity is listed as 286 lbs (130 kg).
jeff feels that the practical limit is at the 220 mark after some more paddling.


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Posted: Feb. 14 2007,04:06

Guess that gives me a good reason to lose some weight. None of the dealers in the Tampa area have this in stock, although they do carry the Tempo. I've demo'd the OK Scupper Pro - do you think I can expect similar performance from the Tempo?
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Posted: Feb. 14 2007,04:54

BUSHD841
In my opinion the Tempo is a better all around yak...but depending on your size and desired kind of use the Disco might be your kinda yak.

Remember that if you are approaching the terrible 2's (weight wise) as some of us are,then in the opinion of a certified instructor and kayak dealer you are pushing its limits.

Remember also that some of these opinions are from guys who are into racing, have multiple yaks for multiple applications, and will always want the newest and latest. That's not a bad thing just a "Disease" of this sport.

And opinions are like you know what, everyone has one.

If you are a one horse kinda guy or gal and looking for an all purpose yak for all conditions then think in terms of that....

and by no means buy something with such a short history without paddling it for a while.
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Posted: Feb. 14 2007,14:04

Agree with Paladin.  If you're approaching 220 from the high end, the Tempo is absolutely your craft, not that I wouldn't try the Disco for fun.  On the other hand those in the 160 - 220 range are in the Disco's recommended range for best performance.

You will also find the Disco is a nice, low profile design that is super in the wind, and is totally silent, faster and easier paddle than the Tempo (which is pretty good in the first place).

As for me, I'm soon to own em both.  

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Posted: Feb. 14 2007,16:44

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As for me, I'm soon to own em both.


Ahhh....the Disease strikes again!!!  :D

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Posted: Mar. 04 2007,18:01

Hey Cap'n Jimbo, I have been very intrigued about the Disco since reading your review. I am curious how you think the Disco stacks up (especially with regards to speed) to the Necky Dolphin (my point of reference). As I have no way of demoing this boat I wanted to see if you still think the Disco matches speed-wise the same or better than other 14 foot SOT's. Thanks in advance!
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