Posted by: Eddiewo on Jun-17-13 3:25 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
I'm looking for a more competitive style boat for a young boy. He has
learned in a 15 1/2 necky. But he is only 5. We are looking for help
finding something that will fit him like a touring boat fits an adult. Any
help would be great. Really any. I'd be willing to have one custom made if
that is what it takes to get him the right boat. I'm coming to you guys
because I felt like you would have the knowledge to help me fast track this
awesome boy that loves paddling. Looking forward to some help. Thanks
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Posted by: rockmouse on Jun-17-13 3:32 PM (EST)
robson suppersonic will do him for a long time or darger dinamo both travle well and are fun as kids get bigger safe for starting out I padled both before injury @ 55kg
could have one made|
Posted by: willowleaf on Jun-17-13 3:42 PM (EST)
Mini flipper ski|
Posted by: corinneandchazross on Jun-17-13 4:17 PM (EST)
I found a used Mini spec ski that my kids started to use when they were 5. Had a custom max kids wing paddle made too. Really neat seeing them in equipment that fits them. The ski they were able to remount solo too. I had to customize the seat area some but they are 8 and still using it now. It's about 14' long and 19" wide. I liked the idea of a small K1 but was worried about them tipping and not being able to remount. Good luck with your search. Chaz
Posted by: Peter-CA on Jun-17-13 4:20 PM (EST)
Wilderness Systems makes a Tsunami SP plastic boat that is good for folks up to about 100 pounds. Still may be a little large for your kid at 5 years old.
More small boats|
Posted by: angstrom on Jun-17-13 4:37 PM (EST)
Posted by: jbd on Jun-17-13 6:10 PM (EST)
Posted by: BigandSmall on Jun-17-13 6:47 PM (EST)
I would agree with Peter and mention the SP. I have two Tsunami SP's my kids and wife share. My wife also has a Yost skin on frame we built. We also have two little toy sit on tops. Realistically the sit on tops are great beach toys and a lot of fun as long as you aren't going anywhere. The skin boat is amazingly light and fast but would require supervision of the child not to ram it into shore. The Sea Flea as mentioned above should be the right fit. The SP's are tough and feel really good to me on the tow line with a kid in it. The issue with the SP's is the lack of thigh braces and the huge cockpit. While I consider the SP's a good value another another small boat has recently come to my attention. The Tahe Lifestyle Solo PE. I'd like to get a look at this boat to see how the thigh braces fit. Other kids boats are the CD Raven and Episea 1100
Dagger Blast; Episea; CD Raven|
Posted by: RavenWing on Jun-17-13 7:20 PM (EST)
Posted by: yaakker on Jun-17-13 7:29 PM (EST)
I have a Prijon Flipper (10' Kids yak )that I will sell for $225.00. I don't know where you are but I'm in South Jersey. Here is a youtube video of one in a pool with a 5 yr old or google the name for more info.
Perception Acadia Scout|
Posted by: Swampthing_18 on Jun-22-13 6:33 PM (EST)
My daughter got hers at 9. 10' boat, weighs 35 lbs, shallower seat for kids... It's not just a short boat, but is designed for kids.
Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on Jun-22-13 11:19 PM (EST)
Posted by: NateHanson on Jun-23-13 2:40 PM (EST)
"We are looking for help
Ocean Kayak Poco|
Posted by: clydehedlund on Jun-24-13 6:45 PM (EST)
Perfectly scaled for kids 5 through 12. Narrow cockpit to train for efficient stroke and "feel" of the water.
where are you?|
Posted by: willowleaf on Jun-26-13 1:35 PM (EST)
There is a Wilderness Systems Umiak (kid-sized touring kayak) for sale in upstate NY for $300.