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Searching For Used Sea Kayaks

Post By:knotbob on 8/6/2011 2:42pm
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I sold the TRAK kayak and found a used Romany and a used Seaward Legend (it isn't blue) each in my price range.
They are very different so what input do any of you have about these? The usual "no comment" is expected. I'm just thinking out loud.
There is also a good deal on a new 2005 CD Andromeda in Kevlar that is only a little over my budget as well as a CD Gulfstream in fiberglass at Pier 17.
WS rm Tempest 170 is a possibility too.
Thanks if you have any input. I know there isn't one perfect boat but that's all I have room for.
Robb

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Post By: tneiswonger on 8/7/2011 5:25pm

Robb, should have gotten a QCC, just kidding, they all sound great Andy is/was Mr. Romany

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Post By: knotbob on 8/7/2011 5:47pm

Andy has a shiny new Romany!

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Post By: andy on 8/8/2011 2:56am

The Romany will be playful but maybe a bit slower.
Talk to John about the Legend - a very nice boat (though I think a bit heavy - those Brits like sturdy boats).
If you can save your pennies up, the lightweight Andromeda might be the ticket.
(or, if you can wait a year, have lots of bucks (not sure), and want a 'specialized' boat, see my post: 'SeaBird Kayaks')

Andy

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Post By: knotbob on 8/8/2011 7:32am

Thanks Andy.
The Legend weighs about 57 lbs and this is heavy for a fiberglass sea kayak.
I am going to try to buy the Andromeda. It was already my 1st choice but Pier 17 has it marked down as far as they will go trying to sell it.
I have seen used fiberglass Andromeda's for sale for almost the price if this kevlar one.

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Post By: knotbob on 8/9/2011 5:12pm

Andy, it's probably slower than the Romany but the P&H Delphin 155 looks like it would be fun in the inlets. It's kind of like the Mariner Coaster with the shortened stern and a full rockered bow for maneuverability and to keep it from broaching.

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Post By: gbailey on 8/10/2011 7:04pm

Rob.
57 lbs is light - my Nordy weighs 59, when its dry! Grin You really only have to pick 'em up twice per trip (i.e to load), so spend more time on the evaluation from the cockpit, sea worthiness, hatch dryness and accessibility, etc.
Greg

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Post By: knotbob on 8/11/2011 9:22am

The price has dropped on the Legend down in Naples.
Also, I went to put a deposit on the CD Andromeda at Pier 17 and someone had just put a deposit down to hold 2 boats until Saturday morning. They will decide which boat to buy after a demo. The kevlar Andromeda and the fg Gulfstream are the 2 boats they will demo.
I will have to decide if I will take whichever CD boat is left or go to Naples or keep looking.
I paddled a cd Scirroco rm and didn't like the fit but the fg Gulfstream looks like a better cockpit.

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Post By: knotbob on 8/11/2011 11:15am

Greg, in context you have to figure that Andy was talking about the weight of the Legend. If you took all of his kayaks and put them on the scale together they would probably total 57 lbs.
Just kidding Andy!

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Post By: gbailey on 8/16/2011 7:39pm

... and if Andy was dripping wet and sitting in his lightest paddling craft, together they wouldn't weight 100 lbs. Cool

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Post By: andy on 8/17/2011 11:43am

I resemble that remark.

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Post By: knotbob on 8/19/2011 5:36pm

To many choices. There is a Valley Pintail in carbon fiber with a built in foot pump, Rockpool Alaw Bach TCC, Tiderace Excite and a Tiderace Xplore ( one S and one std.) and a Romany. I need to do a little traveling and paddle some boats.

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