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  Acutally, I can get a better deal
  Posted by: wolfmanrobby on Jun-20-13 7:11 AM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Jun-20-13 7:48 AM EST --

Dick's has a Field and Stream Sit on Top for $550 that has a 400 lb load capacity.
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11279269&lmdn=Brand&cp=4413993.4417832

I have a PFD and good paddle. BUT, I need to get a roof rack for my car. No, I can't just strap one on as I have side curtain airbags that can't be disabled. This means no straps THROUGH the car without posing a danger of the airbags exploding if they deploy. I was not aware of that until I was reading the warnings on some of the strap on roof carriers that say "No Suitable for cars with side curtain air bags" and began digging. Seems the straps can cause the air bags to explode if they deploy... Taking someones head with them!!

My budget is fixed. I have $560 total for the boat (Tax and shipping if I order it) to spend. Anything more than that is OUT OF THE QUESTION for at least another 6 months.

I've found a couple of sit on tops for $400 to $500 with a 350 to 400 lb weight rating.

Oh, and that dealer on Craigslist is not close to me. They are about a 3 hour drive from me. I've ruled them out because of A) Price and B) Distance.

I'm kicking myself because I missed out out a like new Tarpon 140 for $350 on CL.... I won't have the money for another week or so. I offered to pay the guy $500, and go ahead and give him $100 to hold it. But, he's moving and couldn't wait.


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