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  At $2,400 it won't sell overnight...
  Posted by: Kocho on Sep-12-12 10:32 PM (EST)
 

Granted, this seems to be almost new, but it is the end of the season and I have seen brand new kayaks of similar specs for less than that...

These things last many years and used ones go for as little as under $1K occasionally, so I feel $2,400 is a bit too much for a used one. I'd say a bit under $2K is a more realistic price for one that is fairly new and in near perfect condition, although the "right" price is in the eye of the beholder...

I test-paddled one a while ago and thought it handled great in rough water. Responsive, surfs well, relatively fast, low windage. But I thought it was somehow too wide, too stable and with high rear deck... Plenty of reviews from folks that have had more time with it. I would probably prefer to paddle that over the Tempest for "fun" but the Tempest I think is more comfortable and is also a great rough water cruiser (but way less responsive than the Zephyr).

Honestly, b/w the Z and the Caribou, you have to decide what your use would be - the C is faster, the Z is more playful and more maneuverable, with lively primary stability where the C is flat and squarish in the center that gives it higher initial stability and the edges behave differently - matter of preference...

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