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  not a bad deal
  Posted by: willowleaf on Apr-01-13 9:32 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Apr-01-13 9:36 PM EST --

I sort of like the old Aquaterras -- had a Scimitar for a while and still have a very beat up '86 Chinook I picked up for $100. The Chinooks have a good record as a high volume touring boat. It should fit you well. It looks like the one you are considering lacks a front hatch which limits the carrying capacity though. It should haul at least 300 lbs. easily.

There are user reviews of it on here under Perception (Aquaterra was their touring line back in the 80's and 90's). The model changed a bit over the years but the hull shape pretty much stayed the same.

http://www.paddling.net/Reviews/showReviews.html?prod=85

Since it needs some TLC, I'd offer $200 for it. You'll spend $50 to $100 tuning up the seat and footpegs.

I would not worry about hauling it. I carry an 85# 16 foot canoe or two 15' to 18' kayaks on the roof of a Subaru Outback. And a friend of mine hauls an 18 foot kayak on a Smart Car. As long as you can run straps ahead of and behind the cockpit and guy it to both bumpers you can haul just about any kayak on any car.


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