Originally Posted by Trout Hunter
Sorry, didn't realize there were 2 sets of 4 used IKs for sale. cayo 2 was right on, I was referring to the Rancho Del Rio IKs. I spoke to someone there who described them as being able to "hold air". He also explained they have patches and show some wear and tear and that they were rentals and time to take them out of the fleet. As a total newbie, and not afraid to buy used gear - and they would be my first IKs so rather buy used to check them out, I was looking to get a gauge on whether it was worth the risk. cayo 2 helped a lot and any other thoughts on used gear is greatly appreciated.
There are not two sets of 4 used IK's for sale. There are some new and used IK's for sale from Badassrafts.com that I posted about, and then there are 4 used Aire Lynx for sale on the forum that Wadeinthewater posted about. I figured you were talking about the 4 on the forum, but you did not specify and you asked me so I wasn't sure. I would ask the seller to send pictures of at last one of the boats fully inflated. Give them a good look over and if they look decent enough it might be a good deal if you can go get them without spending to much money. You may also want to ask if they come with a seat.
Just remember that the Aire tributary tomcats are not much more than that brand new. Even though they are not made quite as well as the real Aire line, I hear they are pretty tough and may hold up longer than a Lynx with a lot of wear and tear (depending on how bad the wear and tear is). They also come with a one year warranty, which isn't a whole lot, but it is more than you will get with a used boat. Just something to think about. Hope whatever you decide will work out for you.
Just incase you have not already looked yourself, here is a couple links to Airs site for Specs.