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Old 09-02-2017, 06:43 PM
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Default $5,500.00 POS Water Bicycle LoL

Holt Crap !

Look what the California Fruit Loops dreamed up this time !!!

http://schillerbikes.com/waterbikes/
Old 09-02-2017, 06:58 PM
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My grandfather had one of those on the lakes he lived on when I was a kid...it was a blast. I've actually looked for onto purchase recently, but ain't paying that kind of money for it. I've been looking for one with pontoons and a propellor for a long time, they all seem to have this cheap paddle wheel type thing.
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It's a cat. Totally worth $5500 and if it is the fastest peddle cat in the water people will try to sale used ones for $6500 and build slots will push 36 months out and will be traded with bitcoins.
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Why is it a POS? Looks pretty nice to me.
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Id rather have two Hobie eclipse for less then that price.
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I'd rather have a motor.
Old 09-02-2017, 09:17 PM
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You can buy a NEW Gheenoe Boat Motor and Trailer for Less than That !!!
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I don't see any rod holders.
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Funny, I rented one of these at a resort in Grand Cayman yesterday.

While I agree the price is "a little high," it was well built and an interesting toy. Steering was terrible as it had pretty bad torque steer to starboard. It wasn't tippy at all, but I felt like my weight was a little too far forward on the pontoons. The prop/driveshaft setup was interesting. Generally the effort was like trying to start moving on a regular bike that was (wrongly) in a high gear.

It looked pretty new, which was saying a lot since these units were stored outside on the beach next to the ocean.

I was shocked at what a workout it was. 30 mins was plenty of time on it. About 20 mins in I finally realized the real key to getting anywhere was to keep the prop moving smoothly and continuously, which required some serious up-pedaling as well as down. I was going a few mph tops but could "sprint" to maybe 5-6 mph for a minute or so.

As transport? Not so amazing. As a workout, it was great. I would totally buy a used one for $200.
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The hobie paddle board isn't much cheaper
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Originally Posted by cajflynn View Post
I'd rather have a motor.
That's what I did to my kid's paddle boat because it was too hard on them. Pedaling a boat is a heck of a lot harder than it looks.
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I would totally agree with you ...


Originally Posted by Flot View Post
Funny, I rented one of these at a resort in Grand Cayman yesterday.

While I agree the price is "a little high," it was well built and an interesting toy. Steering was terrible as it had pretty bad torque steer to starboard. It wasn't tippy at all, but I felt like my weight was a little too far forward on the pontoons. The prop/driveshaft setup was interesting. Generally the effort was like trying to start moving on a regular bike that was (wrongly) in a high gear.

It looked pretty new, which was saying a lot since these units were stored outside on the beach next to the ocean.

I was shocked at what a workout it was. 30 mins was plenty of time on it. About 20 mins in I finally realized the real key to getting anywhere was to keep the prop moving smoothly and continuously, which required some serious up-pedaling as well as down. I was going a few mph tops but could "sprint" to maybe 5-6 mph for a minute or so.

As transport? Not so amazing. As a workout, it was great. I would totally buy a used one for $200.
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you did good but , You do know It needs FL numbers ....
and FWC wants their cheddar ...


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That's what I did to my kid's paddle boat because it was too hard on them. Pedaling a boat is a heck of a lot harder than it looks.
Old 09-03-2017, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post
It's a cat. Totally worth $5500 and if it is the fastest peddle cat in the water people will try to sale used ones for $6500 and build slots will push 36 months out and will be traded with bitcoins.
Haha true...
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It's the Yeti of water bikes (is water bike even a category?).
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I love boats and the water as much as bikes, and have spend over that on a bicycle. I would think I would be the guy they are talking to. There is zero chance of me owning one of these, even for free. It would just be more clutter.
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I had one that looked like a "horse" Two pontoons on straps
and flotation on the "Neck" you "Peddled" it with hand crank
prop shaft went out the back ...

My dad got it cheap somewhere LoL

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