I concur. I would exhaust every possibility before writing it off though.Storing is a real problem for some...
I like in an apartment complex.... No room in my apartment would accomodate a kayak, and I can't store it outside. A storage unit is $40/month ($480/year) for outdoor storage... An inside storage unit large enough for a kayak would be at least $70/month.
I'm lucky my GF has a garage she lets me use. But if you don't have a house, it's very difficult to find a safe place to keep a kayak.
I would strongly reccomend pack canoe over inflatable anything.Just wondering If anyone had any first hand experience with one. Don't have the means to haul or store a traditional ridged kayak. So I have been looking at some of the inflatable models I've seen on the market. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
One of my biggest reservations with them is cost. Add up the pieces and they aren't cheap. I have read about them in BTB (Beyond The Breakers) forums though. They aren't super popular, but because the back is complete sealed and the front has a bulkhead at your feet, they aren't just unsinkable; they perform almost normally when totally "swamped". Downside is that everything has to be either under a hatch or strapped to the deck. Only a little room for a daybag between your knees.Does anyone have experience with those Point 65 Tequila modular kayaks? I was considering them but think I will go with something else. Never seeing one mentioned or photographed in the forum makes me skeptical.
Something like this? http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Acces...qid=1365722823&sr=8-1&keywords=oswego+pontoonYou can purchase inflatables that are incredibly durable. I own 2 inflatable kayaks that will take about any reasonable abuse but they are for whitewater use and a real pain to paddle in flat water (they won't track worth a darn). Where you get into issues with the inflatables is that when they are made of materials that will last and resist damage they start costing $1000 or more. At that point you are well into the cost for a decent hard boat. They only make sense if storage is the biggest issue or you want something rubber to bounce off rocks in fast water.
If I had to purchase an inflatable for fishing right now I personally would lean toward the 1-man cata-rafts. They are drier as you are fully off the water, they have oar locks so you don't have to keep track of your paddle, and the tubes are less likely to be damaged because you are sitting on top instead of inbetween. As an added bonus I've seen these boats run class III whitewater with out issues.
Yes. If you are going to run rocky rivers make sure the tubes are hypalon or have a heavy denier (800-1000+) cover to protect them.