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Discussion: Pelican

in: JHen; JHen > 2018-07-28

Jul 29, 2018 11:49 PM # 
jjcote:
I was looking at those yesterday. Which model did you get?
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Jul 30, 2018 9:35 AM # 
JHen:
Trailblazer 80 NXT Doesn't have much in the way of features, but at 7'9" long and 27 pounds, it fits inside my car and it's easy to carry to the water. Sales clerk called it a "kids kayak". Fine for me at 5'6". On sale at Dicks for $149.99.
Jul 30, 2018 11:40 AM # 
jjcote:
Man, that's tempting, in terms of both weight and price. I've been thinking that it would be fun to have a molded plastic boat that I could drag over beaver dams and snags. How much do you weigh?
Jul 30, 2018 12:23 PM # 
JHen:
140
Jul 31, 2018 1:08 AM # 
jjcote:
I stopped by and looked at one tonight, the label says max capacity 200 lbs. Good enough, I'm planning to bring some straps with me and pick one up tomorrow night. The ones I had seen before were larger models. I like the idea of this tiny one. It's a little wide to make up for the fact that's it's so short, but should suit my purposes.
Aug 2, 2018 11:48 AM # 
jjcote:
I got the last one! (Unless they have more in the back.) Mine is blue. Bringing the straps turned out to be completely unnecessary, of course.
Aug 3, 2018 12:57 AM # 
JHen:
Wanna race?
Aug 3, 2018 1:25 AM # 
jjcote:
Maybe. Seems like it would have to be a slalom, based on tonight's experience. :-)

It will serve a double purpose. One is as an all-terrain boat, as it were, for me. The other is for if somebody else wants to go paddling alone, and has trouble getting heavy vessels up on the roof.

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