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soling2003

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Depends on what you want to do. We have two of the Sevylor sea kayaks. Actually had them shipped to the British Virgin Islands when we chartered a sailboat down there 14 years ago. Sold them down there so we didn't have to bring them back and bought new ones here at home. Still using them to this day. You can have one or two people in them, store great, work well and are about $150 or less on sale. Get two. Have fun!


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Happy with the little KL Sportsman boat we use. Perfect to fit in the bed of the truck with one end resting on the tailgate. Weighs 100lbs
http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/pr........ing-Boat&i=427717&aID=504M1&merchID=4006

I am considering the next model down for here at the house to use as a portable dock. It is 55lbs and I should be able to drag it up and down the riverbank
http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/pr........k-Dinghy&i=427721&aID=504M1&merchID=4006


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How's this for capacity?




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And not a life jacket to be seen!??


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Nope, no life jackets, but look at how warm and inviting that water looks. I'm guessing someplace tropical. One wake from a passing boat would swamp the free board for sure. Cute picture.

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Oh it gets worse. Every one of them is an experienced boater & strong swimmer. No the wearing of PFDs is not required here though the boat is supposed to have enough PFDs onboard for everyone. It doesn't but they were not going far.



On the serious side & more for the OP, here is a great little durable boat that runs good with minimal hp, is rowable, & has a good carrying capacity.



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Thanks for the replies everyone.

I was considering an inflatable but am rethinking that now. I don't think my sister and brother would allow their kids to come out with me in an inflatable. The Portaboat probably would be the same thing.

How about something like this?

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http://www.livingstonboats.com/

Have a look at these. Fiberglass, not plastic. Much tougher & if damaged easier to fix than plastic. Cost more but will be a savings over time.

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Veebyes wrote:

Oh it gets worse. Every one of them is an experienced boater & strong swimmer. No the wearing of PFDs is not required here though the boat is supposed to have enough PFDs onboard for everyone. It doesn't but they were not going far.



On the serious side & more for the OP, here is a great little durable boat that runs good with minimal hp, is rowable, & has a good carrying capacity.



Questionable crew not included.



If that is in the US in Coast Guard waters, those kids are absoultely required to be wearing PFD's.

Looks like an accident waiting to happen!

I would certainly not be bragging about that picture

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Hmm, I do like the look of the Livingstone boats. That may be something to look into.

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