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Anyone use an Intex inflatable kayak? #13829354 01/02/21 07:28 PM
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As I get older and older, I fish less and less. I sold my 16 ft tinny last year, but still, occasionally, want to get out onto the water.

I have a small pond nearby that would lend itself to a 10 or 12 ft inflatable boat. Weight capacity is 400 lbs which should be enough for my big 250 lb butt.

Just wondering if anyone has used one of these or something similar??????

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07F88P35C/ref=emc_b_5_t

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Re: Anyone use an Intex inflatable kayak? [Re: richg] #13830004 01/03/21 03:49 AM
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Compared to an inflatable kayak, a float tube is lighter, easier to transport with back straps on foot or by vehicle, more stable, more comfortable, and much easier to get into and out of- from any Shoreline area where you can walk into knee deep water. My float tube pockets are packed with all needed fishing gear, and it is left in a corner of my garage, partially inflated, and only takes seconds to top off- so it can be thrown in the back of my compact SUV. I'm using it more often now that I am older, than I used any of my previous variety of boats, when I was younger. Here's a link to some float tube type boats that can be paddled or rowed, with sufficient weight capacity limits:

https://www.davescaddenpaddlesports.com/frameless-series

A web search may turn up other brands of similar design, that are less costly.

Hope this helps.

Re: Anyone use an Intex inflatable kayak? [Re: richg] #13837180 01/08/21 04:59 AM
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I have one of the Intex Excursion Pro that you have pictured. They are not bad for their price. I have had it in the water a few times last year and plan to do more in 2021. I would definitely put on the skeg as it it light and even a gentle breeze will move it. The skeg VERY much help with tracking. It pack down more bulky than my old Fish Cat 4, but I got WAY more carry capacity. It does fit 2 people comfortably, and three if your are all light enough. Two folks can fish out of it pretty comfortably. A single person even more so. I am not skilled enough to stand in any kayak yet, but I plan to learn this year. There are some amazing mods out there to make this kayak better. I plan on making a smaller more flexible anchor trolley with shock-cord and pulleys, that way I can take the trolley down when I deflate the kayak. My kayak is still stock, but I already had much better paddles, so I never bother to break out or use the included paddles. I have just recently bought a high-volume electric inflator designed for inflatable water vessels. Granted the stock manual pump works really well. What I do like about this inflatable is that it comes with an actual pressure gauge, instead of a template or sticker to guess if you have inflated it to the right pressure. It is easy to over-inflate these things. There are several mods around for inflatable kayaks and some specific for this model. A fell member: Bucketlist had done an Amazing mod on his Intex K2 challenger (the cheaper green one) and that has inspired me with some great ideas on how to improve mine.

Hope this help.

Re: Anyone use an Intex inflatable kayak? [Re: richg] #13941716 03/30/21 04:03 PM
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Part of my personal Navy includes an inflatable, the Aguaglide Blackfoot. Had it for probably 5 or 6 years and I love it. Super simple to transport and stow, it handles moving water excellently if that's your thing, and it does just as well fishing flatwater lakes...even the stumpy and stick-filled variety.

https://www.airkayaks.com/2021-aqua...flatable-fishing-kayak-for-1-2-paddlers/

Re: Anyone use an Intex inflatable kayak? [Re: richg] #13944270 04/01/21 07:30 PM
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The seats look cheap to me, I would check if they have cheap pinch valves, if not I wouldn't buy it. There are similar boats that have non inflatable seats and also have an outer shell which will make you feel much more secure on the water.

Re: Anyone use an Intex inflatable kayak? [Re: richg] #13944320 04/01/21 08:16 PM
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It looks a lot like my new kayak.
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Re: Anyone use an Intex inflatable kayak? [Re: richg] #13944887 04/02/21 11:52 AM
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Its almost warm enough to drag this out and try to sell it for spring. Purely a project, I went as far as I wanted to with this before I opted for an old Triton Bass boat. I don't regret any of the time and money spent because a project is always fun, and who doesn't enjoy a Kayak.
Intex Challenger 2 Inflatable Kayak , PVC frame, rod and drink holders, anchor, stadium seats, pontoons, motor mount, Minn Kota 35 Trolling Motor and a 36 ah Gel Battery, plus a Garmin Striker 4 depth finder.
Oh wait, until I get the trim fixed on the bass boat I might want to use this thing.
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