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Author Topic: Tarpon 140 for sale *******sold*********  (Read 1107 times)
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« on: July 31, 2013, 02:05:00 PM »

I've got a mango Tarpon 140 for sale that has seen little use.  This one does not have the phase 3 seat.  It is rigged with anchor trolley and has one scotty base.  This model has the tupperware front hatch, not the new hard plastic hatch that leak like a sieve.  Price $650.00

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 02:20:14 PM »

what year is that.  Looks like the old hatches

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 02:49:05 PM »

It is the older tupperware hatch as I stated in the ad.  I've got 3 new WS kayaks with the new hatch and they suck.  Every one of them leaks badly and I have replaced two of them.  The cheap little seal in the new hatch compresses and just lets a ton of water in.  I'd rather have this older hatch on all of them.  Just my opinion.

I will have to check this tarpon but I think it probably an 2008 or 2007. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 04:04:35 PM »

On your new kayaks, if you can, when not using them, keep the front hatch open.  It will allow the seal to "fluff" back up.  When I am finished using mine, I open the hatch and can see where the seal is compressed, but after just a few hours or overnight, it's back the way it was and I don't have any problems with leakage, even when I turn the water hose directly on it.  I also saw it mentioned somewhere that if you wet the seal with some water when you launch that it helps, although I have never tried it.

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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 04:55:55 PM »

I have a tarpon120 with the new hard latches. The guy at ARC in Richmond showed me to always make sure that the rope (preventing the hatch from opening past a certain point) is not caught in the seal. It has a tendency to drop on rubber seal, which causes an indentation there, which can allow water in.

I also store mine hanging from a ceiling hoist upside down the the hatches open.

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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2013, 09:42:48 AM »

Agreed, the new hatches SUCK.  I have a 160.  I love the Phase 3 seat, hate the hatches.  I think they changed the hatches because the old ones were hard to open while on the water and some guys were loosing the hatch covers going down the road.  I had mine bungeed down and I hardly ever opened the front hatches while on the water.  I have thought about putting better gaskets on the hatches but haven't had the time or will to do it.  They never leak enough to be a safety concern but the inside of the yak stays wet all the time. 

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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2013, 12:32:18 PM »

Still for sale.  Thought I had it sold this week but deal fell through.  As stated this boat is in excellent condition and these hatches don't leak!  Grin
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