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Old 12-02-2001, 10:14 AM
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I spent quite some time researching folding kayaks. These bad boys are rock solid, reliably used for artic trips. This says to me they are more than adequate for a coastal fly rodder.

Pro's: Lightweight, durable, stable, fast, lots of storage area

Con's: Expensive

New York Kayak has some great info & links to manufacturers:

http://www.nykayak.com/Pages/KAYAKS.html

Anyone remember the guy with the folding skiff at the spring clave? Spent some time talking with him, he covers a lot of water, 15 HP outboard, stands and casts from the boat... this may be what Juro needs.

http://www.porta-bote.com/
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Old 12-02-2001, 12:22 PM
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More on inflatables...

http://www.adventuresports.com/asap/...ova/safari.htm

Hmm... price OK, only 24 pounds? And I can bring it on the plane when I go places to fish!

Located in Edmonds WA! I could pack it as luggage this spring

And they are available at REI so there is no need. They are also at Charles River rentals, so I should be able to test drive one. Sounding better all the time. Testimonials on their site are impressive.
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Old 12-02-2001, 12:33 PM
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Another good one...

http://www.stearnsinc.com/sbkayak.htm

Found one in an outlet on sale too...
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Old 12-02-2001, 12:46 PM
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Those look pretty cool.

After I test drive yours, I may be selling my yak if they can resist tears/ punctures...

Is there a warrantee for damage caused by treble hooks thrown at you by people NOT catching fish?
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Old 12-02-2001, 12:50 PM
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Frankly even those $149 one man REI outlet deals look tempting, then I could get the Ross Canyon reel for Xmas with it . It's a toy alright but at 15 pounds I could tether it to my wading belt and work the flats like a maniac for $149! Roll it up into a back pack and bring it anywhere too.
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Old 12-03-2001, 12:32 PM
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If you guys are looking at the Stearns inflatable, I advise you to try it out before you buy it - regardless of what it looks like or the picture of use you have in mind. It may be the ticket to heaven for some, but some drawbacks are built in, and may thwart your best laid plans. Heavy denier nylon still wears on sand. Barbless hooks still penetrate woven material, creating penetrations. Little or no provision is available for a skirt over an inflatable with a cockpit opening as large as the Stearns cockpit, etc. I'm glad I didn't go with it, no matter how much it called to me.
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Couple of things...
1st if you're in Freeport anyway there is a Lincoln Canoe & Kayak storeabout a mile south of Beans on the left just after the Grityy Mcduff Brew Pub- conveniently enough. They have some nice boats too and often have good deals at the end of the season on demo's.

Next... Anyone one have a report on the overall salt water performance of the Pungos? I am a big and very inflexible-physicaly that is- guy and I like the cocpit size on them. How do they do in the surf and how manuverable are they. Also, can you make decent time in them? They seem as if they may be a little pokey judging from the width. Love 'em in fresh water though.
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