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Old 11-02-2017, 08:44 PM   #1
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Brooklyn Kayak Company

Came across this yak on CL in my area for only $600, Where Amazon is charging $800. Online reviews say its a good yak for the price and I'd have to agree thus far with all its features. So I am almost ready to pull the trigger so my son can join me. What I like the most is that its a raised seat and rudder! I had these features when I had my Vibe SeaGhost and being dry and able to use a rudder is awesome. Only downside is it weighs 70lbs. Also comes with a 5 year warranty. You guys ever hear about this company?

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...348388068.html
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:11 PM   #2
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I’ve seen that CL posting too. The solo one is hefty for its length. I think getting something like a used OK Prowler or Wilderness Tarpon would be a better deal.

It’s interesting that they also have a pedal model on their website. Everyone is jumping in the bandwagon.
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:28 AM   #3
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There seems to be a lot of Made in China kayaks popping up..........I'd at least stick to Bass Pro Shops or Dick's ones that you can have some kind of local support when you have an issue.
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:40 AM   #4
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PM me about my 14' Malibu X-Factor for sale.

Lots of add-ons.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:14 AM   #5
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Unless Native Watercraft is making their drives.....they took their product to China and said copy this.




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Old 11-03-2017, 08:49 AM   #6
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As someone in the product development business, I feel like I should make you all aware of how pervasive the problem is with Chinese knock offs. They aren't just messing with notable companies like Native but even stealing from students. Basically if you come up with cool idea, they will steal it. Here's a good read on the subject. http://www.core77.com/posts/45291/Fl...esign-Knockoff
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:49 AM   #7
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I not a big fan of China copying items, but hard to dismiss when prices are unbeatable for certain things. But so much is made over there now its hard to stay loyal. I don't mind the weight as my son can easily pick this thing up over his head 1 handed if he needed too. But almost all SOT kayaks that I've shopped for and have been PM'd about don't have a raised seat and I know from experience wet shorts and fishing aint fun.
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:59 PM   #8
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After finding out it's a cheap Chinese knockoff you are still considering it?
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:59 PM   #9
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After finding out it's a cheap Chinese knockoff you are still considering it?
I guess he does not care how the Chinese hurt business
by stealing their designs ,
As long is cheaper
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Old 11-03-2017, 04:22 PM   #10
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Raised seat = higher center of gravity = more tippy. I’d rather have a wet butt than take a dip

I wear splash pants to avoid swampass.
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:06 PM   #11
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I guess he does not care how the Chinese hurt business
by stealing their designs ,
As long is cheaper
Yeah I bet everything you own is made in USA.
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:12 AM   #12
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I guess he does not care how the Chinese hurt business

by stealing their designs ,

As long is cheaper


Dude, more then half the things you use daily in your life is outsourced or made in another country.


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Old 11-04-2017, 01:56 PM   #13
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There's a distinction between owning legitimate foreign made goods and knowingly participating in the counterfeit/knockoff market.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:08 AM   #14
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As someone in the product development business, I feel like I should make you all aware of how pervasive the problem is with Chinese knock offs...
Amen. I work in Manufacturing Planning/Material Control and run into counterfeit material issues all the time (we have very strict "Made in USA" configuration requirements.) This problem has gotten especially worse the last few years. We've gone from one or two issues a year to one or two issues A MONTH...
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:09 PM   #15
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Just buy it already...Sounds like your mind was already made up before you started this thread. Don't worry what people think about your Chinese made knock-off kayak. If it sucks and you don't like it buy a name brand one preferably from OEX. No need to have to defend yourself for buying what you want.

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Just buy it already...Sounds like your mind was already made up before you started this thread. Don't worry what people think about your Chinese made knock-off kayak. If it sucks and you don't like it buy a name brand one preferably from OEX. No need to have to defend yourself for buying what you want.

... or can afford.
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:49 AM   #17
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I know it's late to adding anything, but being new to kayaking and not knowing if I would like it or not, buying the BKC single for only $600 was a good way for me to break in. I've had it for only 2 months but have enjoyed being back out on the water. It has everything that I needed to start and I can add on. If I still enjoy kayak fishing in a year or so I'll be looking for nicer one. But to break in, and especially if it's for a son of daughter that might out grow it, its a sweet deal. And at that price you can always resell it and not lose too much. Not a popular opinion but it's mine.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:32 AM   #18
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Would you really consider having your child in a knockoff? I mean, kayaking and being on the water alone is dangerous enough sometimes and sure even brand name kayaks may have issues, but definitely less likely to be the case.

You gotta imagine that these knockoffs are cutting all kind of corners to shave a buck and might not have the best quality control, meaning all kinds of bad shit may happen.

I understand the budget aspect of it, but why not just buy a decent used kayak from reputable company for about the same price? I'd rather take used and reliable vs new and potentially unreliable.
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