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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:39 am 
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Is there any other < USD $1000 folding or take-apart kayak that functions similarly as Folbot Edisto?

My requirements include:

1) high rigidity (non-drop stitch inflatables are out and I prefer NOT to use Sea Eagle 473 rl unless I have no other choice);

2) ability to be used UNDECKED as either single or tandem, and can arrange seat positions with some flexibility;

3) not too wide, less than 32" beam (30" or less preferred);

4) at least 12' long;

5) has to be foldable or take-apart to fit inside a car;

6) not too heavy, less than 50 lbs would be nice;

7) not too deep/tall, as we may be paddling in wind speeds of about 15 mph;

8) payload capacity should not be too high, less than 350 lbs is ideal, I need to reduce windage;

9) bottom is not too flat (slightly rounded or v hull be better; as reference, I consider bottom of Sea Eagle 473 rl too flat).

I know there is PakBoats Saranac dual at $1285 new, though I prefer to stay under $1000, closer to $600 used, the better.

Thank you!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:54 pm 
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https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/boa/d ... 52076.html

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:25 pm 
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the feathercraft k2 expedition listed above looks like a great deal on an excellent boat, but misses on the OP’s list on: (2) cannot be undecked, (3) 33” beam, (6) empty boat weight 87#, and (8) load capacity 700#+.

it is really nothing like the edisto or saranac that were used as examples.

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