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Author Topic: Kayaks  (Read 1030 times)

Screaming Bear

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Kayaks
« on: August 06, 2013, 02:38:51 PM »

Anybody have advice on buying a decent kayak? I just want a good entry level single for lake use, no whitewater. I see Pelican, Perception, Old Town and others for under $400 new. 40lbs sure beats hauling my heavy ass canoe around.
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Tru_Fab_Built

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Re: Kayaks
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 03:42:48 PM »

Look at Costco. My parents have two that I use from time to.  They are great if you don't mind the holes in the seat.  Your ass is always wet but for summer time it's great for the price
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Re: Kayaks
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 05:50:41 PM »

My father in law just bought two entry level kayaks. They are wilderness systems something or another. Just a regular recreational kayak. I think they may be the aspire model, not sure on length. I think he got a smokin deal on them, which is close to your budget. I'll be paddling loon lake in them this weekend. I can gather some more info and let you know how they perform.


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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 09:19:39 PM »

Lol brings me back to when I sold kayaks at scheels.  For 2 people or 1? Do you plan on fishing out of it? Camping with it? Plan on going to the ocean with it? 
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 09:21:51 PM »

Sit in doesn't get you wet. Unless you get splashed...  Sit on tops are more stable then you think. Sit in is more comfortable especially with a high back seat (IMO). Make sure to get foot pegs, you will notice a substantial increase in power.
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Re: Kayaks
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2013, 09:22:34 PM »


Yea, wet ass. Don't have that issue with the canoe. Aren't the Costco kayaks "sit on top"? Two Beers was saying the "sit in" type seemed more stable, but my guess is much wetter too. Probably go with 9.5- 10 ft length to keep the weight around 40lbs.
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Yes the ones at Costco you sit on.  Stability isn't an issue unless you can't walk to start off.  I know they both have pros and cons.  I'm not a kayak expert either so I hope my 2cents helped.
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Re: Kayaks
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2013, 09:49:49 PM »

The manufacturers you mentioned are all pretty good---it really depends on what you want to do with the kayak. I paddle a 13' perception--cost was a bit more than $400 new, however deals can be had in the used market. Check craigslist a lot of people buy a kayak, use it a couple of times and then it just sits on the side of their house for years.

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Re: Kayaks
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2013, 11:54:45 AM »

Why only 40lbs? Seems arbitrary. Why not 45 or 50?
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Mr.B

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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2013, 01:48:45 PM »

Are talking about smell? Because then I'd have to disagree.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 10:02:26 PM »

Pretty sure those are Bald Eagles.
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 10:08:44 PM »

Well we have two now and I really like the Wilderness Pungo 120 over the Old Town Vapor 10. Both are well made and have large cockpits. Sprung for a carbon fiber paddle with the Pungo. Hundred dollars more to save seven oz. crazy. The dog loves to go also but offsets the balance to the front too much.

Here are some pictures from today. Saw four or five of what I think are Bald Eagles, but the same birds at Buck Island everyone came to the conclusion they were Vultures. (not the geese) Any body know for sure?
http://s933.photobucket.com/user/dgjones703/slideshow/Silver%20Lake%207-3-14
yep those first pictures are geese, and the last ones look like bald eagles to me. We have a couple of breeding pairs up here that we see from time to time but never get any good pictures like that.
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Mr.B

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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2014, 07:59:32 AM »

Canadian Geese. Great pics.
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2014, 03:02:49 PM »

sorry off topic but is it just me or is that falcon right hand drive?
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Re: Kayaks
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2014, 07:55:00 PM »

sorry off topic but is it just me or is that falcon right hand drive?
It's just you. The steering wheel is pushed back into rear seats
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Re: Kayaks
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2014, 07:57:11 PM »

Yep, look like beautiful Bald Eagles to me.
Are you planning on selling the Vapor 10? I'm in the market.  :biggrin:
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Re: Kayaks
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2014, 09:52:16 PM »

I might be interested
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