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Need/want cheap used kayak #13567824 05/22/20 07:05 PM
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Where is the best place to find a cheap used kayak? I don't know how much I'll use one or how much I'll enjoy fishing from one, so I'm looking for minimal initial investment. Nothing suitable on classifieds here that I have seen. It doesn't have to be a very good kayak, just something for me to dip my toe in. If I like it and want to get into it, more serious investments down the road are an option, and I won't have any regrets about throwing a little money away on a lower quality boat early on.

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Even if you're looking cheap you still need to get a kayak that fits you. Just buying any random kayak is almost certainly going to result in kicking it to the curb.

Roughly what is your height, weight and build?
What's your all in budget?


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Re: Need/want cheap used kayak [Re: JohnButte] #13568843 05/23/20 03:28 PM
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Like Jerry said. buy one that fits you. Houston Facebook Marketplace has lots of used kayaks, from cheap to overpriced. IslandJim


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Re: Need/want cheap used kayak [Re: JohnButte] #13571975 05/26/20 07:45 PM
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Ugh, classic kayak snob answers. I'm a regular sized human, and not willing to spend more than $250. With the full understanding and intention that if I do like it all I will kick this one to the curb and buy something more specific to my needs and tastes.

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Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. Many of the cheaper kayaks have low weight capacities, a good rule of thumb is to not exceed 70% of the stated weight capacity of the kayak. That's not being snobby, that's being smart.


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Originally Posted by JohnButte
Ugh, classic kayak snob answers.


roflmao roflmao

That always works when asking for help. loco


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Originally Posted by Jerry713
Originally Posted by JohnButte
Ugh, classic kayak snob answers.


roflmao roflmao

That always works when asking for help. loco


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Re: Need/want cheap used kayak [Re: JohnButte] #13572016 05/26/20 08:37 PM
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Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace - this is all I was looking for as an answer. I didn't ask for help on which to buy, and I don't want help on which to buy. But kayak snobs always want to put their two cents in, that's what makes them kayak snobs.

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Originally Posted by JohnButte
Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace - this is all I was looking for as an answer. I didn't ask for help on which to buy, and I don't want help on which to buy. But kayak snobs always want to put their two cents in, that's what makes them kayak snobs.

My kayak snob 2 cents worth of wisdom: buy and use a PFD.

Of course just like kayaks there are different types of PFD. When kayaking making wrong choices could end up costing your life. But since you have all the answers except where to buy you should be okay.

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Re: Need/want cheap used kayak [Re: JohnButte] #13572591 05/27/20 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnButte
Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace - this is all I was looking for as an answer. I didn't ask for help on which to buy, and I don't want help on which to buy. But kayak snobs always want to put their two cents in, that's what makes them kayak snobs.

Best of luck to you. You're gonna need it.


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Originally Posted by JohnButte
Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace - this is all I was looking for as an answer. I didn't ask for help on which to buy, and I don't want help on which to buy. But kayak snobs always want to put their two cents in, that's what makes them kayak snobs.

I'm far from a Kayak snob but your comments kinda rub me the wrong way as well!

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Originally Posted by CatfishHunter1963
Originally Posted by JohnButte
Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace - this is all I was looking for as an answer. I didn't ask for help on which to buy, and I don't want help on which to buy. But kayak snobs always want to put their two cents in, that's what makes them kayak snobs.

I'm far from a Kayak snob but your comments kinda rub me the wrong way as well!


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Lmao why even bother asking?

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Originally Posted by JohnButte
Where is the best place to find a cheap used kayak? I don't know how much I'll use one or how much I'll enjoy fishing from one, so I'm looking for minimal initial investment. Nothing suitable on classifieds here that I have seen. It doesn't have to be a very good kayak, just something for me to dip my toe in. If I like it and want to get into it, more serious investments down the road are an option, and I won't have any regrets about throwing a little money away on a lower quality boat early on.

garage sale cheap- condition used? dump. good luck


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