I have been using a dimension spirit 3.3 sit-on-top. it is 29lbs and has a handle. I would like to get another kayak like it. Most of the ones that I find are 40lbs or more, too much for me to lift on my own. Any suggestions?
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Posted by: thegoose on Jul-08-13 2:23 PM (EST)
Posted by: rwowaka on Jul-14-13 9:23 AM (EST)
39lbs is too heavy.
Epic used to make a light, fast SOT|
Posted by: ezwater on Jul-14-13 11:15 PM (EST)
but it is no longer in their catalog.
Or get a kayak cart|
Posted by: Celia on Jul-08-13 2:33 PM (EST)
A basic one that will get a large sized kayak from car to beach can be gotten for under $40. And there are a variety of options available to make it easier to slide a longer kayak onto a car roof - no need to actually lift more than a portion of the weight.
You may look for good used|
Posted by: ricknriver on Jul-14-13 2:11 PM (EST)
carbon fiber yaks. I was able to get a exc. condit. Easy Rider Dolphin 14'6" x 24" off the classifieds here for $950 a while back and only 32# with a nice simple over the stern skeg. R
Hunt Johnson Wave Witch |
Posted by: seadart on Jul-14-13 2:58 PM (EST)
Thanks for reminding of those.|
Posted by: Yanoer on Jul-14-13 9:30 PM (EST)
I never remember them.
I'd be curious to weigh it|
Posted by: sapien on Jul-14-13 3:27 PM (EST)
and verify the 29 lb spec. The Dimension Typhoon, similar to the Spirit 3.3 and perhaps its successor, weighed around 40 lb. The plastic was on the thin side and the hull was prone to oilcanning. But easier to carry around than most other SOTs.
Warren Light Craft|
Posted by: medawgone on Jul-14-13 7:47 PM (EST)
Posted by: Dgremlin on Jul-15-13 3:08 AM (EST)
Point 65 makes kayaks in sections. I believe each section is under 25 lbs so not only do you lighter weight to deal with, the sections are easier to haul. Bass Pro Shop carries them now.
Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Jul-15-13 7:24 AM (EST)
Posted by: redmond on Jul-15-13 8:07 AM (EST)
Great boat and 24 lbs. http://www.innovakayak.com/store/store.aspx#!/~/product/category=184322&id=465855
TWO WORDS FOR YOU TO CONSIDER|
Posted by: scupperfrank on Jul-15-13 7:45 PM (EST)
Is the Isthmus still made|
Posted by: Yanoer on Jul-15-13 11:48 PM (EST)
I didn't see it on the Knysna website.
NO, I DON'T THINK SO|
Posted by: scupperfrank on Jul-16-13 11:37 AM (EST)
I think they stopped producing them perhaps five or six yer ago, maybe longer. But there were three or four of them down here seven or eight years ago (Grayhawk, Iceman, and I each had one -Grayhawk sold his, Iceman moved on to skis, and we still have ours), and I figure they're still around out there.