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Old 03-15-2010   #1
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Riken or Achilles

I am helping a friend in finding a decent boat for cheap. I have come across 2 potentials, a 14' Riken and a 14' Achilles, both are bucket boats and come with frame, oars, drybox, and some other gear. I could probably get either for close to same $. I don't know much about either brand. If given the choice between the two, which would you choose? Thanks for any advice.

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Old 03-15-2010   #2
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I have a 15 year old Riken boat. I've had it for 4 years and it did me awesome. Never had any problems. Achillies are just as great quality of a boat. Both Hypalon and both are bomber boats. I'd look at how much water exposure both boats had and how many patches and then compare the extras that come with it.
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