Lagoon 2 - fit 2 adults, with a small child?

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Lagoon 2 - fit 2 adults, with a small child?

Post by ctts » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:16 am

I see that the Lagoon 2 has two cockpit areas. Is it at all possible to squeeze a small child in between an an adults legs and still be able to paddle? I am not very big, 5'8" but only 130 pounds. And along that line, how about putting in two kids in one cockpit, especially if they are not paddling? We have 3 kids, currently ages 8, 6, and 4.

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Post by rlpugh1 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:23 am

Although it is not recommended by the manufacturer, it is possible to do so.

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Post by JCOOLEY » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:51 am

Another option is to check out the Scamper 2 that we make for West Marine. Exactly the same as the Lagoon 2 but different color and a wide open cockpit.
http://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-mari ... --11842010

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Post by ctts » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:05 pm

Thanks everyone. I took a look at the Scamper 2. Definitely something to consider, but I think I may try with the Lagoon 2.

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Post by ctts » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:06 am

On second thought...maybe I might consider the Scamper 2 after all. Perhaps get one Lagoon 2 and one Scamper 2, or possibly even two of the Scamper 2.

After reading the reviews for the Scamper 2 on the West Marine website, I have two concerns.

A couple reviewers noted that the bladder cover is attached with velcro, and if the boat become overinflated, or even overheated in the sun causing pressure to rise, then the velcro may pop off. One customer said they got a replacement with zipper instead of velcro. Do you know if the current one comes with velcro or zipper attachment?

There was also mention of a "viewing window" area that might be more vulnerable to puncture, but I am not sure if maybe this might refer to an older version, or if this is still the case with the newest version?

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Post by JCOOLEY » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:29 am

The model with the Velcro Sleeve is a much older version.
Current models have the zippered sleeve

The model with the viewing window is the Scamper 1 single kayak. It is not available in the Scamper 2

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Post by ctts » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:43 pm

So I ended up buying the Lagoon 2 rather than the Scamper II. For (superficial) reasons of aesthetics, I just prefer the look of the two cockpits, the color, and Advanced Elements branding. The Lagoon 2 worked out great. In order to squeeze in my 4 year old, I had him share the front cockpit with my 6 year old. I used this seat for my 4 year old:

http://www.harmonygear.com/products/151 ... -Seat.html
(I was lucky to find one cheaper on eBay for $30)

I put the extra seat as far forward as I could, so that my 4 year old's legs were mostly under the front deck. This still left (barely) enough room for my 6 year old to sit behind him. My 4 year old was using a portable canoe paddle to play with, and my 6 year old was handling a regular adult size 230 cm paddle. I did not hear any complaints from them, so I guess they were ok!

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Post by PJohanson » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:26 am

Glad your kids had fun!
And you all wore life jackets or PFDs, right? :)

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