Posted by: old_user on Jun-13-13 1:07 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
I have some funds saved up and am still looking for a good used kayak. I had a sit-on-top single and still have a tandem sit-inside so I don't have a preference.
I was told for ease of tracking that I need at least 12' in length. I do like the skeg on my tandem as it seems to help keep it going straight. I sold the 9' single because it was difficult to control especially during an upriver paddle. I have taken out my 14' tandem alone and had an easier time with it.
Can you folks weigh in on what (new or used) kayaks you think might be a good buy in the under $600 range or should I keep saving a bit longer?
I live in the Ocala, FL area.
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Posted by: dc9mm on Jun-13-13 1:33 PM (EST)
How tall and whats your weight as this will factor in what people will recommend for you. I would get at least a 13 footer. There are so many brands of kayaks out there. I was at a paddlefest in Toronto Canada and saw many different brands I never heard of. Maybe look at craigslist see if you see any in the right length and post back what you found. If you spend a little more you can even buy new. I bought a brand new 14 foot Wilderness System Tsunami for $780 free ship last year. Same seller had some at about $900 om ebay this year.Place was in CA. There was a new Dagger Alchemy 14s on ebay for around 800 plus 130 ship. Could look for used ones like those two.Many other too of course.
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Posted by: RavenWing on Jun-13-13 2:22 PM (EST)
mostly rivers? I'm assuming flatwater rivers since it's Fla.
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Posted by: Kayak_Ken on Jun-13-13 5:12 PM (EST)
Posted by: NACcharlie on Jun-13-13 6:13 PM (EST)
I don't think you will find what you are looking for if you want NEW for $600. Look hard enough and you may find a good used.
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Posted by: jackl on Jun-13-13 8:38 PM (EST)
in Key Largo. They have some decent used kayaks in your range
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Posted by: Bernie/cny on Jun-14-13 10:12 AM (EST)
SOT with free ship/no tax is a pretty good deal-
Posted by: angstrom on Jun-14-13 3:12 PM (EST)
For That Price|
Posted by: clydehedlund on Jun-14-13 11:17 PM (EST)
I'd check out the brand new plastic fantastic kayaks at Walmart, Sam's Club or Costco?