would you buy this boat?
Posted by: kray416376 on Jun-14-13 7:41 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
2008 or 2009 model wilderness zephyr 160. bottom is scratched up pretty good, mostly looks like from dragging it. top looks decent, all decking and hatches appear fine. owner claims there is no leaking anywhere as of last time he had it in water. owner removed the skeg to replace a messed up cable but never did and still has it with the boat. how hard is that to even do - put the skeg back in and replace cable?
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And the hunt continues|
Posted by: WaterBird on Jun-14-13 8:10 PM (EST)
I would not buy that kayak. For me, 54 lbs is intolerable. Here are my personal weight values:
yes the hunt continues...|
Posted by: kray416376 on Jun-14-13 8:35 PM (EST)
if a Zephry was what I wanted|
Posted by: Peter-CA on Jun-14-13 8:22 PM (EST)
If a Zephry was what I wanted, I'd consider it. Not too hard to fix the skeg, if you are handy. And all of my plastic boats have lots of scratches.
well the other thing is|
Posted by: kray416376 on Jun-14-13 8:39 PM (EST)
its a 4 hour drive for me to get this boat. no my heart isnt set on a zephyr by any means, but im trying to find a good bang for my buck as i only have about $1k to spend and i want 15'- 16' ideally
So how would...|
Posted by: ByronWalter on Jun-14-13 8:55 PM (EST)
...you fit in that boat? Seems like it has some nice specs and at that price you could use it for a spell and probably dump it later with no net $ loss.
well i havent tried it yet|
Posted by: kray416376 on Jun-14-13 9:42 PM (EST)
considering the drive i wanted to get some feedback first but i hear its a nice size cockpit
based on the reviews...|
Posted by: ByronWalter on Jun-14-13 10:57 PM (EST)
...it seems this kayak fits larger kayakers nicely. If that's true for you, you might have to make a road trip. Hopefully you'll be able to try before you buy.
How is it not leaking?|
Posted by: dafishman on Jun-14-13 11:34 PM (EST)
If the cable to the skew is out, how is the kayak not leaking? While it may not be hard to replace the cable it might be challenging and that is why it has not been done yet.
tracer in baton rouge|
Posted by: kray416376 on Jun-15-13 7:57 AM (EST)
yes i know. been emailing him :)