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My new toy

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My new toy

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quasi Report This Comment
Date: May 31, 2012 08:57AM

I've canoed for 25 years but never kayaked until today and it was great! Picked up this inexpensive, used, sit-on-top kayak yesterday and I think I'm going to really enjoy it. It's lighter, faster, and more manouverable than the canoe, of course, but it's even less tippy too!
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 31, 2012 09:01AM

Mach Report This Comment
Date: May 31, 2012 11:21PM

Just bought the boy one a few days ago, had mine for a year now, got it at Dicks Sporting Goods, they put the Kayaks on sale once per year (this year's sale has ended here), they're usually $300, got both of mine for $200 each, I do have to say though, the second one is a little lighter than the first one I bought.... lighter means thinner "plastic," not necessarily a good thing.


Anyway, they can't be beat for the price.

Check out some Kayak Reviews....


Also, if you have any rivers around you zoom in here and check the levels.


And quasi, if you haven't taken it on a small river with some current yet you are missing out. Kayaks seem to take about 20-30% less time on the same float as a canoe.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 31/05/2012 11:30PM by Mach.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: June 01, 2012 03:21AM

I picked this one up for $180 including a paddle; it sold new for nearly $400. The kayak paddle I recently got (and loved) for my canoe is a better one but now I have a spare. I did this shake down cruise on a stretch of water where I recently timed myself in the canoe using my old single blade paddle and the kayak with kayak paddle are 30% faster. No fast moving streams around here (which suits me just fine 'cause I'm not in it for excitement) but I'm curious to see how it does on a breezy day with some moderate to heavy chop; alone in a canoe is a bitch on a windy day. I checked the reviews of this model on before I got it and they were very good. Aside from the minor inconvenience of having no storage compartments or tie downs I'm very happy with it.
Mach Report This Comment
Date: June 04, 2012 12:32AM

Be careful if you ever go into any waters that those damn asian carp have bred into, they will land in your lap, literally, I had a handful of them bounce off the front and back of my kayak while on the Mississippi before..... they'll make your heart jump.... then you'll cuss profusely.......


One of the only bad things about a kayak is the storage issue, just not very much room.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: June 04, 2012 05:31AM

None of the asian carp here that I know of but we have the native fish the mullet which frequently jump far out of the water. Once one jumped right in my canoe and scared the hell out of two of my kids when they were seven or eight years old.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: June 04, 2012 08:09AM

mullet don't get 30-40 lbs though (i don't think).
quasi Report This Comment
Date: June 04, 2012 09:58AM

No, they don't, but when they jump in and start floppin' around behind the kids, one of whom was terrified of gators and sharks (and incidentally is 30 years old today), they seem much bigger. The guy I bought the kayak from knows someone who was struck by a jumping ray; they get huge.