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Old 09-09-2016, 06:33 PM   #41
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Reminds me that I had my folding kayak with me up in Maine last week and did a bit of sea kayaking. Great fun, and my 20 year old folder is still in perfect condition.
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Let us know how it works out. It would be nice to carry a couple of those on a cross-country camping trip if they turn out convenient and comfortable. Did you get the dry bag with it from the first owner...the one that CFB got cheated out of?
LOL. No, no dry bag. There's a little mold on the seat. Does that count?
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LOL. No, no dry bag. There's a little mold on the seat. Does that count?
Sure, as long as you didn't have to pay extra for it.
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We have two inflatable kayaks and used them extensible when we had the sailboat. Comfortable and easy to carry. Much slower than regular kayaks, so when we went with others, we lagged pretty far behind.
The later models are a bit more streamlined, and track a bit better.
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I haven't been able to go out on the water yet, but I've built a shelf that I can throw it on from the bed of the truck. Here's the kayak, half inflated:

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Right. That's the tradeoff, but I usually won't be going far.
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I've been thinking of getting an inflatable to carry in our RV, so it needs to be compact for travel and easy to inflate and lightweight for me to carry on my own. This reminds me to do some serious research.


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My wife bought a Sea Eagle FastTrack 385ft and loves it. Very stable in the water, easy to transport.
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Had a great shakedown cruise. All good. More later.



Sorry about the hairy legs.



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It tracked better than I thought it would. Definitely not a speed demon, but it doesn't feel like a toy.



This will work for fishing.
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We have two Folbot folding kayaks, a single and a double. These paddle and sail well. I also have a Pygmy wood kayak I made from a kit. Last year we added an inflatable Hobie for DW. It is pedal powered. So far she loves it. it is faster into the wind than our other kayaks as its pedal system provied a constant 'purchase'. Easy to assemble and carry around, she can even go kayaking carrying it in her Miata.
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