Posted by: old_user on Sep-28-12 10:34 PM (EST)
I like the trailer recommendation that another poster made. That way you can get a real kayak, which will work better and ultimately weigh less than an inflatable. And be a LOT less work, in terms of inflating and deflating.
Years ago, I bought one of those cheap Sevylor inflatables. A girlfriend at the time and I went out to Tahoe to try it out. Man what a joke. Despite our best efforts, that thing would only go in circles. And by that I mean it just sat there and spun, it didn't really ever go straight, no matter how hard we tried to coordinated our efforts. I sold it the following week on Craigslist.
The Skin-On-Frame idea is also a great idea. The place I've been eyeing those at is http://www.seawolfkayak.com/. This guy teaches a workshop where you build your own SOF kayak that you get to keep. It weighs only 29 lbs. I have an email in to find out when his classes are for next year.. I really want to go!
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