used kayaks

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demo fail

Failure to Demo Results in Big Fail

In my 15 years of kayak fishing, I’ve learned a lot. For most of my formative time in the sport, I didn’t have mentors and fishing forums that I could frequent. I was on my own, messing things up by trying to rig things, and getting good at patching holes. That first Pelican kayak (The Banana Boat), was something to get me on the water and did what it was […]

Used Kayaks Buying Guide

Used Kayaks Buying Guide for Beginners

November and cooler temps (for most folks) are here and the inventory of used kayaks up for sale is increasing exponentially. It’s a pretty good time to buy because inventory is high and buyers are few. Lots of folks need extra cash for the holidays or maybe they won’t see moving water for another five months, or maybe there’s a baby on the way. Regardless of the reason, it is […]

Used but not Abused

What to do? You have a limited budget to get a kayak. You hear great things about a couple of kayaks that you feel would fit your needs. Now you go to a demo day and pick the one you like but there’s one problem. You are $200 short of the asking price. It can be a very deflating experience but it doesn’t have to be. If you know where […]