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Old 06-17-2015   #1
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Wanted: Jackson Fun 1 or is there anything better?

It's that time in life, I need to buy my little girl a kayak. I am thinking the Jackson Fun 1. If anyone has one their kids have grown out of please contact me. Or if anyone thinks there is a better 1st kids boat out there I want to know!

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Old 06-17-2015   #2
Sumas, Chilliwack, BC
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None better for the most part. The 1,1.5,2Fun are spectacular boats for kids. The shooting Star and little hero are also good depending on the size of child. I think liquid logic made a boat before but not sure....

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Old 06-17-2015   #3
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Check out this one on CL:
Jackson Fun 1 Kayak

He also has a 1.5 as well

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Old 06-30-2015   #4
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Welcome to the parent of a kayaker club!

The Fun 1 is the only option for really young kids 30-40 lbs. My daughter got hers at age 4. Having a proper fitting boat that isn't too wide makes a huge difference.

Other kids boats can be padded out but the width is still a problem and will keep them from learning to roll at a young age.

Check out the Facebook group "Kayak Kids of Colorado" there are used boats on there periodically.

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Old 06-30-2015   #5
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I bought the fun 1.5 for my son (7 at the time) last year. I did LOTS of research. The Jackson seems the best. Then get a ocean kayak spray skirt (bungee cord)
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I found a WS Fuse 35 for my 7 year old (~50 lbs). Stable boat, might be hard for him to roll this year, but I think it'll last until he's over 100 lbs.
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