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Old 01-10-2019, 02:53 AM
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Been through a lot of Kayaks and just moving up to boats right now. Spend some time on the TKAA website, Tidewater Kayak Anglers Association.

I vote buy quality and buy used. Buy now at winter prices and if you don't like it sell in the summer at summer prices.

WS Tarpon is a great Kayak but I would look for a used WS Ride 135. Slightly heavier but much more stable for a first Kayak. Also consider your weight. The weight rating listed on a kayak is important I wouldn't exceed 75 percent of the listed rating.

If you are launching from a boat you probably won't care much about the speed.
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Old 02-19-2020, 04:30 AM
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Well I finally got me a kayak

I was at the Richmond boat show and saw a Feel Free 11.5 Lure.
It had a small tear in the rear by the wheel and some minor scratches elsewhere but it was marked down to half off.
I stood there with the salesman for about an hour talking and asking questions and ended up getting it for $400. $870 off their list price.

I probably won;t be launching it from my boat though as it weighs 90 lbs. but it is heavy and wide so it should be a good stable platform to start with.

Thanks for all the replies

I'm sure I will be cruising this forum quite often now

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