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Old 03-18-2020, 09:16 AM   #1
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Lightweight Kayak

Good morning! My Dad, who is 76, would like to get a kayak to just paddle around the harbor and some lakes. I'd like to get him a kayak that is pretty light and easy to carry. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:31 AM   #2
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The older tridents and and prowlers are like 60#. Surf skis are in the 30# range. Andy was giving one away a while back
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:39 AM   #3
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Malibu Mini X is about 40 lbs and has a good capacity rating. Great if your not going to be surf launching and go out in the open ocean. They start at like $399. They also have a Stealth 9 based on that model but has hatches and a built in live well, of course that is more expensive. Someone has a Stealth 9 with a bunch of accessories for sale on this site in the Trade or Sale forum. Here is the link to his post, this is loaded he even has a rudder, navigation light, extra rod holders on the X Wing front attachment that can be used to mount and storage for all sort of things including fish finder. http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/s...ad.php?t=34971
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:50 AM   #4
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A couple questions:

Fishing, no fishing?
Budget?
Physical ability

Here a couple ideas that came to mind. But of course there are many options to consider. Hope this helps!

Eddyline @ 45 lbs.

Viking GT @ 57 lbs.

Hobie I11S Inflatable

Stealth Fish 460 @55 lbs.
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:56 AM   #5
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I should have mentioned kayak is really just to cruise around in, maybe a little fishing but not really a factor. Budget hopefully under $600?
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Old 03-18-2020, 12:13 PM   #6
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A couple questions:

Fishing, no fishing?
Budget?
Physical ability

Here a couple ideas that came to mind. But of course there are many options to consider. Hope this helps!

Eddyline @ 45 lbs.

Viking GT @ 57 lbs.

Hobie I11S Inflatable

Stealth Fish 460 @55 lbs.
Diggin that eddyline and that stealth is so sexy
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:02 PM   #7
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Malibu Mini X would be a good choice. It is light and stable.
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Old 03-22-2020, 10:08 PM   #8
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Malibu Mini X would be a good choice. It is light and stable.
Pretty much perfect for lightweight, very stable, easy to transport kayak.
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Old 03-27-2020, 12:33 PM   #9
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I like my tetra 12 angler. Itís light, and good to paddle. Very fishable. Donít get the mini-x itís a tank in the water. I wouldnít recommend a mini x
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Old 03-28-2020, 07:58 AM   #10
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If you can find an ocean kayak trident 11 or a hobie quest 11 or a wilderness tarpon those are really good paddling kayaks that don't weigh too much.
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:42 AM   #11
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Malibu Mini X is about 40 lbs and has a good capacity rating. Great if your not going to be surf launching and go out in the open ocean. They start at like $399. They also have a Stealth 9 based on that model but has hatches and a built in live well, of course that is more expensive. Someone has a Stealth 9 with a bunch of accessories for sale on this site in the Trade or Sale forum. Here is the link to his post, this is loaded he even has a rudder, navigation light, extra rod holders on the X Wing front attachment that can be used to mount and storage for all sort of things including fish finder. http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/s...ad.php?t=34971
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Old 04-02-2020, 04:36 PM   #12
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had a post for a OK trident 13. I was refraining on giving up information cause I would love to grab it.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:08 PM   #13
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The trident 13 & 15 are 79 & 91 lbs. The regular prowler 13 & tetra 12 are 56 lbs & 55 lbs. The tetra has a narrow rod pod, which is a bonus for surf launches.
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