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Offline Big_Berg

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Re: buying a kayak what to get?
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2012, 06:44 PM »
went to see that malibu today. the guy wanted way too much and wouldnt really budge. i asked how much for just the kayak and he said about the same. i offered 600 and he turned me down didnt even counter. you can get them 936 new and he wants 1000.

im starting to get discouraged on finding a yak

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Re: buying a kayak what to get?
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2012, 10:44 PM »
went to see that malibu today. the guy wanted way too much and wouldnt really budge. i asked how much for just the kayak and he said about the same. i offered 600 and he turned me down didnt even counter. you can get them 936 new and he wants 1000.

im starting to get discouraged on finding a yak

oh stop it naw.  Never buy a used kayak as I have seen them dragged across PCH,
too and from the beach. 
Only buy new.  There is too much at stake on the open ocean.  You could sink and drown
because you saved $350.   ::)
If you can't buy a new one, don't go kayaking. 
Borrow, rent, fish off the beach, but stop wasting your time on used kayaks.  You will go crazy.
ryan ryan ryan, pick me up

Offline andy1976

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Re: buying a kayak what to get?
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2012, 10:48 AM »
I used to have a fish n dive.  Was a good boat to fish out of but sucked for paddling any distance.  I now have a t15.  It's great except for the plastic isn't very thick and durable like the wilderess, malibu and hobies.  I really like the thickness of the malibu. If you research it theres a factory or outlet down south that has malibu sales somewhat often and the prices are really good.  Good luck. 

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Re: buying a kayak what to get?
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2012, 05:03 PM »
OEX has them in the winter they have a blow out and you can get a really good deal.

Agree that I'd stick to buying new if it's in the budget.
You can fin something under 1000 easily. Like bob said you don't know how well that person took care of the yak.
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Offline seabass_seeker

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Re: buying a kayak what to get?
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2012, 01:04 PM »
Depending if all goes well, I may have a Trident 15 for sale by next week. I'll keep you updated, has a fishfinder, homemade cart, and I'll probably install a trolley line for anchor/drogue this week.

Offline Big_Berg

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Re: buying a kayak what to get?
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2012, 09:35 PM »
Depending if all goes well, I may have a Trident 15 for sale by next week. I'll keep you updated, has a fishfinder, homemade cart, and I'll probably install a trolley line for anchor/drogue this week.

please do keep me updated. im very interested

what is your location?

Offline seabass_seeker

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Re: buying a kayak what to get?
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2012, 10:23 AM »
I'm located in Goleta so it's a bit of a drive but not too bad.

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Re: buying a kayak what to get?
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2012, 07:43 PM »
thats not too bad. i sent you a pm

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