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  How it all turned out
  Posted by: DetroitTigerFan on Sep-03-13 12:29 PM (EST)
 

Well, it didn't go exactly as I'd planned...

DS wanted to make sure that his best friend could get a boat as well and, after some negotiation, we decided on two smaller rec boats instead of one touring boat. He got a Wilderness Systems Aspire 100 and his friend got a Dagger Zydeco 9. Got them both as demo boats from Kayak Corral. Along with two decent paddles, managed to get it all for close to the budget. Took them out over the weekend and the boys are both very happy. Mom is happy since I'm still significantly faster than them in my Tsunami. ;)

It wasn't easy fitting my boy in an inexpensive rec boat. He's skinny with long legs and BIG feet (yeah, sort of like a gangly puppy... lol) Had a tough time folding his legs and feet in a boat that was narrow and low enough for the rest of his body.

Like anything else for teenage boys, I expect they will grow out of these in a year or two but, overall, I'm happy with the way it turned out. Thanks for everyone's help.

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