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  Agree on Pakboats
  Posted by: willowleaf on Jul-08-13 12:24 AM (EST)
 

There is a forum for folding kayaks: http://www.foldingkayaks.org

You'll find some used ones for sale there, though used folding kayaks still tend to be costly as well-cared-for ones hold their value. A perfect model for your size and use would be the Feathercraft Wisper, However, a new one is $4,000 plus. I found mine used for $2,200 but such deals are rare. The new Pakboat Quest 135 is around $1,500 new. They are new to the market so I would not expect to see used ones any time soon. But they are really nice boats for the price.

YOu might find a Pakboat XT-15 used for sale since they have been around a while. We have one of those as well (my boyfriend's boat). Great tracking kayak and also sea worthy, but might be a little spacious in the cockpit for someone as slender as you.

A used Feathercraft Kahuna might work for you, though these are a bit wider than the Wisper but quite seaworthy. I used to have one and took it out on Lakes Ontario and Michigan as well as in the Coastal Atlantic off New England. You will need to get the strap on skeg for it to use in waves and wind.

Another folder that would be worth looking for would be a Folbot Cooper.

You can also built your own high performance folder using the free directions and patterns at http://www.yostwerks.com

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