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#12661188 - 03/06/18 04:29 PM Inflatables Question
k close Offline
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Registered: 03/03/04
Posts: 130
Loc: alvarado , tx
Do any of you have any experience with inflatable fishing kayaks. I'm thinking they would be easier to transport in my travel trailer. I realize hard shell would be more durable and certainly handle easier. My question is , how long can I expect an inflatable to last if cared for and stored properly and do you think a kayak or pontoon would be more beneficial. I'm mainly interested in fishing streams/rivers ( NOT WHITEWATER ) and small lakes. Thanks in advance for any and all responses

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#12661224 - 03/06/18 04:55 PM Re: Inflatables Question [Re: k close]
Linecaster Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 1193
Loc: Richardson TX
I have owned a kayak from BoatsToGo.com. their boats and kayaks are tough and will last many years. I was impressed with mine.I had the fishing kayak. Well worth it if you want an inflatable.


Edited by Linecaster (03/06/18 04:56 PM)
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#12661229 - 03/06/18 04:57 PM Re: Inflatables Question [Re: k close]
Tallgrass05 Offline
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I've done a lot of river paddling with people in inflatables. You tend to ride high and get blown around by the wind. Good ones like Sea Eagle are pretty tough, cheap ones are like bathtub toys. The lady in the photo is in her 70s and had no problem keeping up with us on a 20 mile overnight trip.




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#12661500 - 03/06/18 08:14 PM Re: Inflatables Question [Re: k close]
k close Offline
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Registered: 03/03/04
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Loc: alvarado , tx
Thanks guys, this what I needed to make me feel better about this decision. Linecaster the Saturn FK396 from Boats to go is actually one I have been seriously considering.

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#12661505 - 03/06/18 08:15 PM Re: Inflatables Question [Re: k close]
k close Offline
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Registered: 03/03/04
Posts: 130
Loc: alvarado , tx
Tallgrass , I believe that may be the kayak in your pic grin

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#12661601 - 03/06/18 09:01 PM Re: Inflatables Question [Re: k close]
Tallgrass05 Offline
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I think that one was an older tandem Sea Eagle.

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#12661670 - 03/06/18 10:04 PM Re: Inflatables Question [Re: k close]
Bass fro chop Offline
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Advanced elements makes some nice ones. I've used mine at least 80 times. No problems . Mostly creek fishing
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#12661676 - 03/06/18 10:09 PM Re: Inflatables Question [Re: k close]
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#12662280 - 03/07/18 11:06 AM Re: Inflatables Question [Re: k close]
Bug-e Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 604
Loc: College Station, TX
Pricey! I didn't realize inflatables were that expensive.

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#12662701 - 03/07/18 02:50 PM Re: Inflatables Question [Re: k close]
christian myrick Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 3167
Loc: little elm
What about one of those folding kayaks? Im not against an inflatable, they use those for whitewater rafts.
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#12662756 - 03/07/18 03:21 PM Re: Inflatables Question [Re: k close]
PowerLizard Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 2148
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
If storage is your issue in a travel trailer, I would look at float tubes which can be controlled with flippers on your feet. Smaller and easier to store. Your feet can work flippers against the wind while your arms fish. You just can't cover as much water but you can be fishing all of your time on the water.

There is a lot of set-up and take-down time with an inflatable kayak.

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