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Old 08-17-2011   #1
 
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Inflatable Kayak Suggestions???

I have been looking at inflatable kayaks and would love/appreciate any feedback from you experts out there. Any help on 2 person inflatables is much appreciated....which one(s) to look at, where to buy, how to buy if used, etc.

Your help is appreciated!!!

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I'm no expert but, the Boat People site has a lot of info.
The Boat People / Inflatable Kayaks Specialists

Aire (including the foreign made, shorter warranty Tributary line) are very popular and have a great reputation. If you are looking for a bargain, rental places often sell some of their fleet at the end of the season.
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I have been looking at inflatable kayaks and would love/appreciate any feedback from you experts out there. Any help on 2 person inflatables is much appreciated....which one(s) to look at, where to buy, how to buy if used, etc.

Your help is appreciated!!!

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I'm a big fan of the seyvlor's. And you can't go wrong with Aire as well. They've been making em for years.
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I would just add that you should be clear what type of paddling you plan to do.
There are IKs designed for whitewater that won't track well in flat water and will be slower in flat water than more flatwater-designed IKs. (Aire has both if you want to see quick examples -- I think it's the Sawtooth that is not designed for whitewater.) The IKs that are designed for flatter water probably wouldn't work well in say Class III whitewater . There are some IKs that are designed for WW that also reportedly track better than other WW designed ones (Tributary Strike so I've read from Boat People; i have no direct experience). On Class I water, I never take my WW IK; on class II water, I don't take my WW IK (Lynx I) unless there are other folks in slower boats. I have a plastic "touring kayak" that is less stable than my Lynx (but stable enough in that water) but WAY faster -- so it can also depend on who you are boating with and what pace is preferred.
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Decent price on a used Aire Tomcat Tandem from the NRS Gear Swap site: NRS Gear Swap at NRSweb.com


Aire Tributary Tomcat Tandem inflatable kayaks (For Sale) Post #: 16609 Category: Kayaks

I have several Tributary Tomcat Tandem inflatable kayaks for sale. They have been used as rentals one season and are in great condition.
Contact: Ryan Email: [email protected]
Phone: 719-873-2495 Location: South Fork, CO
Posted: 8/17/2011 Price: $600
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Absolutely bomb proof boat in many situations, Browns, Shashone, Upper C, Lower Blue, Upper Blue, Fractions.....the best boat in my fleet! "Tributary Tomcat 2"!!!!!
If you get one, get the two seater so you can gear it up for camping trips!!!
I raft, kayak, lake kayak and ducky.....hands down, my Tomcat ducky is the most fun!!!
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Coon is spot on. I love my Tomcat, it does everything...... just my opinion
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hyside, and don't use kayak paddles. They are for kayaks.
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Aire or Hydside and you can't go wrong. Don't get a Sevylor, they aren't whitewater boats and won't last.
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Any help on 2 person inflatables is much appreciated
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Yes, I agree Hysides are bomber. The only reason I didn't mention them in my prior post is that they are discussed in what I linked. Also, they have gotten very expensive new, but many outfitters use these so that could be a good source for used. I bought one because my GF felt comfortable because of her experience with it on an outfitted trip -- its big stability! Not famous for maneuverability. It's possible that even used you would pay more than for a new Tomcat. It's about your priorities.
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