Kayaking, Diving, Skiing, & Surfing Forum. - Inflatable kayak
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03-26-2008, 03:50 PM
Hello all! I am thinking of buying a kayak this spring and need some opinions so I don't get ripped off buy the sales guy. I have been wanting to buy a kayak for some time and I think I will buy one this time. At first, I was looking at sit-on kayaks but because of space both transporting and storing, I started to look at inflatable kayaks. I want to spend around $300+/-. I looked at Clear Hawaii and they seem pretty cool since they have a clear piece in the floor but no where local sells it and I don't want to order it without trying it. I live near West Palm Beach, FL. The kayak will be used on the intercoastal, around mangroves and calmer water. I am not totally convinced on inflatable but I drive a Mazda 3 and can't be tieing a 12' kayak to my roof. Thanks for the suggestions!! :thumbsup:
03-27-2008, 11:11 AM
I had a Stearns, it was pretty nice. I sold it 2 months ago, too bad you didnt post this earlier!
04-22-2008, 06:46 AM
I have two Stearns used once I will sell. They arent that great to be honest. You cant buy a good inflatable for $300. Good inflatables cost more than a hard kayak. My wife has mazda 3 and I put Yakima car racks on it. we have no problem transporting 12 foot kayaks on the roof. The yakimas will cost ya $300 just for the racks but they do make your vehicle way more functional.
05-28-2008, 05:22 PM
West marine sells an inflatable kayak thats lasted me 4 years,It worked very good ,just dont let it sit in the sun for years .it will weaken the outer skin.