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Old 04-28-2018, 04:33 AM
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Default Kayak under $700

Looking for something to take on the boat and use to get in the real skinny water.
Needs to be light enough to launch from boat by myself.

looking at this one
https://www.paddleva.com/pelican-strike-120x-angler-kayak



Never been on a kayak before so not looking to spend a lot until I know if it's for me or not.

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Old 04-30-2018, 05:36 AM
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If your looking to get away cheap until you find out if you like kayaking, try looking on Walmart's website. I bought a Lifetime sit on top with paddle for less than $200 on sale. Has a storage hatch and back rest. I cut in a rod holder and away I went. Took it across the bay to a sandbar and it worked great. Weighs about 45lbs. and I had it delivered to the store for free.
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Old 04-30-2018, 06:11 AM
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Thanks
Ill check it out
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:32 PM
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$200 sounds like a great bargain, cool
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Here you go..... $175.00
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lifetime-...90816/55604994

Just an FYI.... My first kayak was a tandem and didn't have a storage hatch or the webbing to hold down a cooler. These are great to have and are included in the Lifetime. Get a dry sack ( about $10 bucks) for your phone and ID and keep it in the hatch while using the kayak.

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Old 06-27-2018, 02:47 PM
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Just like anything else....you buy the cheapest one and you will regret it. I would recommend you look at a Tarpon 120.
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:50 PM
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Nope, buy the cheap one to see if you like it, then upgrade.
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:26 PM
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Thanks for all the input I still haven't made up my mind if I want to get into it or not yet.
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Old 06-28-2018, 01:41 AM
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A cheap paddle sucks worse than a cheap kayak.
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:36 AM
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I saw it but I agree that there are cheaper units out there that are also great for starters like you. Pelican is good enough though and you can even lend it to your friends who would like to experience kayaking as well.
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Maybe buy used and better and lose nothing if you sell?
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Above your price point, but Bonafide just released their newest model. RS117. Fishing oriented kayak $999
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Great deal, Kayaking under 700$. Thanks for this amazing post.
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:13 PM
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There are too many options available under $700, If you haven't decided yet, here are few models in the different price range.

Old Town Canoes 9XT Recreational (Under $500)

Sun Dolphin Bali SS 10 (Under $300) On Sale Now

Sun Dolphin Journey 10-Foot Sit on Kayak (Under $350)

More Models https://www.reviewpen.com/extra-larg...guys-and-gals/

Tip: Be sure to check the weight capacity before choosing.
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I'm launching a 65# kayak and/or paddleboard out of mine somewhat routinely. Frankly I find wade fishing easier, but the kayak allows you to cover some ground.

You're leaving part of the equation out in that once you start kayaking you're going to want to stand up. That's difficult to do in a sit on top. You can google that - tons of discussions of pros vs cons.

I like my wilderness commander and have for the last 10 years - it's my go to boat. I also have a tarpon 14 and a paddleboard. The paddleboard is the worst for winds, but you can get the highest up. FWIW - I upgraded to a carbon shaft Aquabound paddle last year 260 cm and it made a huge diff in power and efficiency.

I would look at craigslist and buy something decent and already marked down, but that's me. All my boats have been bought used. Prior to the GB 2670 below I launched two kayaks out of a 17' skiff - each at about 60#. Whatever you do - test out the boat prior to cash changing hands. Some local kayak places have demo days - you can check out all the boats you want. I would shy away from the blow up kayaks - they will boot skoot you across the water in a hurry. They have a place, but I don't think that for serious fishing I would use one.

If I were to do it again I would look at something in the 10' range - but that's a whole nother ball of wax. Just easier to fit in a boat.


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Eventually most guys end up with a high priced Hobie so go cheap at first. The ones Walmarts sell are a great deal and you wont loose a dime reselling it. Ive been a kayak dealer for 35 years.
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Buy used! You can find deals that come with everything for less than a new one! I bought 2 wilderness systems with rudders for $800. I had to replace all of the handles and bungees but it was under $75 and I have awesome yaks! Now that I have a rudder, I’ll never own without one!
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We love our Pelican Catch 120's. Wide and stable enough to stand on.
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Check out the rental places because each year they have to buy a certain number of new kayaks and they sell the old ones cheap.
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