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#10892356 - 06/03/15 10:59 AM Malibu Trio 11 (48lbs 500lb capacity) Anyone tried it out?
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I like to take my kiddos kayaking with me and this one looks great. It's hull weight to load capacity ratio is the best I've seen. Anyone demoed it?

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#10892452 - 06/03/15 11:50 AM Re: Malibu Trio 11 (48lbs 500lb capacity) Anyone tried it out? [Re: collincountytx]
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All manufactures "fudge" thier numbers and Malibu may be the worst. I'm sure it weighs more than #48, probably more like #55-60. Although it may hold #500 without sinking,in reality, I would guesstimate #400 being the most one would want to paddle in an 11' kayak given it's width.

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#10892537 - 06/03/15 12:25 PM Re: Malibu Trio 11 (48lbs 500lb capacity) Anyone tried it out? [Re: collincountytx]
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Registered: 03/25/09
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I have Malibu's xfactor. The bottoms look simular but I have yet to test the Trio out.
If they r the same on bottom it should be nice n stable and relatively fast. I can say those deep v bottoms R designed
4 open water not creeks n rivers. These 2 yaks would handle ruff water well due to rocker, weight capacities
& low seating.
Wondering if a high/low seat is coming from Maibu? hmmm
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#10893521 - 06/03/15 07:06 PM Re: Malibu Trio 11 (48lbs 500lb capacity) Anyone tried it out? [Re: collincountytx]
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I almost bought one before I bought my present kayak. I really like the weight and stability of these kayaks. They aren't real responsive trying to turn them because of the V hull but they do track great.
That seat or lack there of was the deal breaker for me. I'm a little surprised that they haven't joined the high seat trend as these kayaks would perform well with them.
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#10893555 - 06/03/15 07:32 PM Re: Malibu Trio 11 (48lbs 500lb capacity) Anyone tried it out? [Re: collincountytx]
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Thanks for the feedback. I have seen some Malibu youtube mods regarding elevating a seat. Agree, a slightly elevated seating option from the manufacturer would be nice. It's on the short list for joining my armada.
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#10893562 - 06/03/15 07:36 PM Re: Malibu Trio 11 (48lbs 500lb capacity) Anyone tried it out? [Re: collincountytx]
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I don't think you can go wrong.
It's kind of a longer Mini-X and the Mini is a very popular kayak and why you don't see many if at all in the classifieds. People keep them because they are so handy and don't take up a lot of space. Easy to throw into the truck or mini van and head for the lake or creek for a couple of hours.
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