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    Anybody tried this kayak?

    I'm looking to buy a touring or sea kayak and was wondering if anyone has used or sat in one of these kayaks. I'd like something stable and was actually thinking about making a kayak like this on my own with side pontoons but then ran across this website. I whitewatered pre-sci but I'd like to not worry about rolling myself back over since my abs don't seem to do what I ask of them!

    http://www.tribalkayaks.com/index.html

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    How would you board this? You would need to have just the right dock configuration if from a dock, and I would want to see how easy it is to get from on-shore into the water with you already on board. If you are really strong in your arms you could probably do it. They don't show that on the video. Otherwise it looks cool for flatwater kayaking.

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    One thing you gota watch for is the sea kayak's your not inside of it, your more sitting on top of it. I find them a lot easier to use but also you may need a bit more trunk control to operate them. But on the plus side they are super hard to flip over.
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    Yeah a lot of the sea kayaks are sit on top, for playing in the surf. But I'd like to get one closer to these http://www.perceptionkayaks.com/prod...yaking/essence
    Using them primarily for eco-tours and the like. I haven't figured out the process of getting in it yet, first thing I gotta do is get the money to buy one. I've been trying to get some extra cash by prostitution, but apparently asking my customers to help me load my wheelchair into their car is a huge turnoff. ...sigh

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    yo, t-man - i do allot of kayaking & canoeing. i find *wide* is the key for para use. i have a tandem longhaul mark 2 that i paddle with my wife & also an 18' lake canoe. i think the schnizit would be one of the little catarafts with a seat & oars.......i think Jack's Plastic Welding makes one. Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tman9513 View Post
    I'm looking to buy a touring or sea kayak and was wondering if anyone has used or sat in one of these kayaks. I'd like something stable and was actually thinking about making a kayak like this on my own with side pontoons but then ran across this website. I whitewatered pre-sci but I'd like to not worry about rolling myself back over since my abs don't seem to do what I ask of them!

    http://www.tribalkayaks.com/index.html
    check this out, yo! http://www.jpwinc.com/index.php?page...s&item_no=4360 one bad-ass rig! Steve.

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    This is what I have, and it's super stable. I can use it rafting in a river, or kayaking on a lake. Plus, since it's inflatable, it's easy to store!

    http://www.rei.com/product/736945

    I get in usually on a boat ramp, with others around. Transfer down, and then scoot scoot scoot into the water (someone else takes my chair away).

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    Thanks for the input. I actually found a yak on Craigslist, picked it up yesterday. http://www.perceptionkayaks.com/prod...nce/essence_17
    It was sitting in some guy's storage shed. Hadn't even been put in the water yet! $1500 dollars new, got it for $600 and not a scratch. I can almost squeeze into it, but I'm looking at getting another one so my gf and I can go out together. It's 35 inches long in the cockpit, I need about 3 more inches to get in really easy. Hadn't thought of a folding yak, those look pretty crazy!

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    Found a Wilderness Systems Pungo 14 kayak that has an enormous 57" cockpit that's real easy to enter and exit. It's also wider than some of the other kayaks so better stability. Here's a pic of them on the truck with Thule racks. http://www.wildernesssystems.com/pro..._recreational/

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    Tman:
    The Wilderness Systems is the way to go...I've been kayaking for about 20 years as a t-10 para and have tried virtually every kind and even built my own. I currently own 5 kayaks. In my experience, for the best, over-all recreational kayak, you cannot do better than the WS. It's lightweight, indestructible and easy to get in and out off. I can even do a water entry. Enjoy the water. Where will you be paddling?

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