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Old 12-19-2010, 12:13 PM  
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Looking for a good inflatable Kayak that wont break the bank

We love to camp around the water, but we have limited space in the back of the Jeep, and we have a soft top so no roof mount. Any ideas will be appreciated.
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:58 PM  
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If you can afford it a Folbot is the way to go. Been around since I was a kid 35 years ago and still going strong. They must be doing something right.
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:35 PM  
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When I think inflatable I think raft. What's the difference between an inflatable kayak and raft?
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:22 PM  
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I obviously missed the inflatable part
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:22 PM  
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When I think inflatable I think raft. What's the difference between an inflatable kayak and raft?
Kayak is more like a canoe than a raft. much more maneuverable even more so than a canoe.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:23 AM  
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Unfortunately most inflatables are like trying to paddle a inter tube.

Bic makes a new one that has a ridged bottom section. I think they are in the $700 to $1000 range. Bic also makes a foldable one.

My friend has a Folbot that he absolutely loves, he can fit it in his motorcycle trailer along with enough stuff for a weeks worth of camping.

I have a Perception Patriot 12' Kayak, great kayak but the seat gets to me after a few hours.

Check out Bic kayaks
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:32 AM  
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I've always wanted a Folbot ever since I was a kid. I love kayaks and have been out on the ocean and in some big lakes with them, but always just ended up owning a canoe for the versatility.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:10 AM  
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My Dad has two Advanced Elements, they have been absolutley awsome. He takes them down river, to lakes, and out to the bay when he comes to visit in Washington. I think you can get them between $300 and $400.
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All I can say is I would NOT want to paddle an inflatable.
Take a real canoe or kayak for a paddle and you'll agree immediately.
These were about 350 a piece (but I'm sure they were bought on sale) and they are great for general use and abuse.



You need to find a real cheap hardtop to slap on the Jeep for when you want to cart stuff like that around.
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:37 PM  
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The only real time I have spent in a kayak was an inflatable. I must say that I really enjoyed it and hope to get myself a kayak soon. But after reading more about kayaks, I can see that it was indeed a bit on the sluggish and unresponsive side. they are also very difficulty to roll back over.
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