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  Been doing more thinking about this
  Posted by: Liz00 on Mar-27-13 10:34 PM (EST)
 

And now I'm completely undecided. I've thought about the advice here and from co-workers, and read a bunch of messages here and on another site from newbies with similar questions. I saw a lot of "you won't keep your first kayak for more than a couple years". Taking this into consideration, I'm really hesitant to drop $700-$900 on a Tarpon. As soon as we can get a Sat or Sun w/o rain, we're going to do another demo day. We'll try out the Tarpon 100, Tarpon 120, Scrambler 11 (didn't try that one last time), and maybe the Tetra again. Boyfriend would also like to try the Tarpon 140, but we'll have to call around and see if we can find one, it's not listed on the shop's site. Whichever 2 we like best, we'll take those two out for several hours at least and swap half way through. And we'll go to the shop's other location this time so we can be in rougher ocean water. If I don't have any major complaints about the scrambler (gonna take plugs this time, as my main complaint about the tetra was it had so much water in the seating area) I'm going to strongly consider looking for a used one, to use for a while until I really know what I want in a kayak.

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