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7/22/13 9:32 A

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the first kayak had problem with the rudder falling off until it became permanently stuck on and it handles just fine - but the now the rudder is always there - could be a storage issue

-- then last year in the spring I bought another kayak from Costco with just the three build in tracking on the bottom and it handles well for my wife - she had never kayak before and she had good control and it also is very stable.
we only paid about 300 for this if I remember correctly, and it came complete. Canadian Tire sell them in Canada with being complete (skirts - paddles) but Costco does when in stock



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7/22/13 12:03 A

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Thanks MKMMARTY! I'll look into that. I wouldn't have thought of Costco. I always hear that some of the more affordable kayaks (generally under $350) don't track very well. Would you agree with that?

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7/21/13 10:39 P

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Kayaking is an awesome activity. I bought a Costco one complete for under 400 dollars most like 250 in the USA - it is perfect for puttering around lakes - oceans - slow rivers. it is stable for picture taking - fishing and just exploring the shore.
And - if you want to do a little fast paddling to burn extra calories - no problem..



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Hi Everyone,

I'm finding my motivation again (after a year of keeping weight off, I had some stressful life events that sent me into old habits--eating "comfort" food). Anyhow, I love hiking, running, snow skiing, and more.

I'm really interested in learning more about kayaking. I used to canoe a lot, but as I tend to do most of my outdoor activities alone, a canoe isn't viable. I believe I could lug around a kayak (well, not a really heavy one--lol). I'm not really interested in white water. I prefer a bit more low-key where I can just pause and take pictures (my camera is always nearby--except when running). So I'd love to hear about anyone kayaking adventures or advice. Well, any adventures for that matter. :)

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