Inflatable kayaks

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    Feb 01, 2008 1:16 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I'm thinking of buying an inflatable kayak. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with any brand, how they handled, etc.

    Thanks!
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    Feb 01, 2008 7:08 PM GMT
    One of the girls I work with has an Innova Inflatable 2 seater. She calls it the Cockyak because it goes from flat to stiff icon_biggrin.gif

    Positives: easy to store and fast to set up.

    Negatives: not as stable as comparable hard material kayaks. After one season of storage wrinkles and folds appeared, discoloration from use in the water, tends to move air around deforming while in use.

    Only brand I've ever seen or used. Best of luck if you try one.
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    Feb 01, 2008 7:41 PM GMT
    I don't have experience kayaking myself, but I sold many of them at my last job. My customers always gave this one the best reviews. http://www.sevylor.com/dyn_prod.php?p=STRU233&k=77449
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    May 18, 2008 5:47 PM GMT
    Well, after all this time, I finally went out and bought a kayak, and not an inflatable. I ended up going to REI for their spring sale and got a Pamlico 100 by Wilderness Systems. I've taken it out twice now, and had a nice time. Any suggestions for new paddlers?
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    Jun 05, 2008 12:49 AM GMT
    Hey Matt,

    What type of paddling you looking at doing?
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    Jun 05, 2008 12:57 AM GMT
    Hey,

    I've been doing just flat water stuff here in the area, just getting used to the kayak, etc. So far really enjoying it. Even getting a couple of other RJ'ers to try (see post at http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/71092/). I figure I've got a lot to learn still, but doing well.

    Any suggestions?
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    Jun 05, 2008 1:03 AM GMT
    Well i'm not sure what things are like youre side of the water - but i recommend getting a few lessons so you know how to deal with your kayak in white water. though from the look of it it looks like a tourer. though probably not long distances - too rounded - and not long enough. The boat that is icon_lol.gif