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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:

60 lbs: ridiculously heavy
55 lbs: unacceptably heavy. I will use this kayak much less often because it's too hard to load on a car and get down to the launch
50 lbs: Better but not ideal. Still hard to load
45 lbs: Ahh! Now we're getting to a manageable weight. I will use this kayak often. Weight will not be an impediment.
43 lbs: Very nice!
40 lbs: Ideal but out of my price range.
Less than 40 lbs: Probably very nice but I'm not willing to spend the money on it because the difference between, say, 38 lbs and 43 lbs is about $2000 (e.g., kevlar versus thermoformed plastic) and for me 43 lbs is tolerable.

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