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Old 09-09-2016   #1
 
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Where to purchase River Runner

Hey guys! Gf and I recently took a 2-day WW course and we are both hooked. I can't seem to find a good place to purchase a used kayak. Best I found is sierrasouth.com in Cali. Problem is I'm in Philly and its $160 shipping. I'm willing to drive several hours near Philly. Any suggestions? I'm on Eddyup PA on FB already


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Doing the same. Watch craigslist and any local boating forums. Noticing it is hard to find one on a budget late season. Meantime I'm still running my inflatable, though I wouldn't even think of investing in one if I didn't already have it. Watch for late season swap meets. I see some, but size and a proper river runner are hard to find. Just keep an eye out and check sources frequently.
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boatertalk.com that's the site for east coasters. Ask question there about closest shop probably Ohiopyle.
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IMHO its hard to better the liquid logic thing for a good long term current boat. People just don't let go of good river runners like they do playboats so deals are far and few. If you see a good boat (diesel, burn, zen, remix, 9r, ect) on CL or any website, it wont be long before its gone so you need to jump on it. There just isn't as many boats floating around these days. New or Used.
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IMHO its hard to better the liquid logic thing for a good long term current boat. People just don't let go of good river runners like they do playboats so deals are far and few. If you see a good boat (diesel, burn, zen, remix, 9r, ect) on CL or any website, it wont be long before its gone so you need to jump on it. There just isn't as many boats floating around these days. New or Used.

Makes sense. I've been kind of getting that impression. I might just go for the 2016 Zen 65 for $700. A year ago it was $1200


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Makes sense. I've been kind of getting that impression. I might just go for the 2016 Zen 65 for $700. A year ago it was $1200


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A zen 65 is a really good boat that will rock for years to come. 700 seems like a bunch of money. But I'll bet you'll get no less that 500 if you ever resale. So you can get 3 to 5 years of use for 200 buck$. If you buy a 500 dollar jefe, cfs, ez, micro, old style type boat. You'll own it to the grave.


This is even more true with rafts. You can buy a maravia and in 5 to 7 year, sell it for just under want to paid cuz prices keep on keeping on and used supply is low. I don't think this trend is going to stop anytime soon. Good used equipment in the whitewater business is hard to come by.
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A zen 65 is a really good boat that will rock for years to come. 700 seems like a bunch of money. But I'll bet you'll get no less that 500 if you ever resale. So you can get 3 to 5 years of use for 200 buck$. If you buy a 500 dollar jefe, cfs, ez, micro, old style type boat. You'll own it to the grave.





This is even more true with rafts. You can buy a maravia and in 5 to 7 year, sell it for just under want to paid cuz prices keep on keeping on and used supply is low. I don't think this trend is going to stop anytime soon. Good used equipment in the whitewater business is hard to come by.

What are jefe, cfs, ez, micro's?


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Double check that it's really a 2016. 2016 Zen does indeed rock and comes in S, M, L. If it is a Zen 65 it's the older model which is a good river runner but not the $1200 boat that is winning pro creek races...


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Double check that it's really a 2016. 2016 Zen does indeed rock and comes in S, M, L. If it is a Zen 65 it's the older model which is a good river runner but not the $1200 boat that is winning pro creek races...


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That looks like an end of summer sale on a stores demo boats. It's not a bad deal, and you do get a new model, but you probably can find 2nd hand boats for less. Though not likely a 2016 model. That's $70 cheaper than our local CCK was willing to part with their Demo boats.
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