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Topic: To buy or not to buy?  (Read 688 times)

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Can anybody with knowledge on this brand shed light on whether $500 is a good deal for this
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What is that a wilderness? Wilderness is a great brand but I wouldn't buy that kayak for fishing if that is what you're asking.
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=42846.msg470404#msg470404

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Looks like a Wilderness Commander 140. ***edit, looks like a 140.  A 120 is being sold in classifieds for less.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2017, 04:55:52 PM by bmb »


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Thanks for the replies guys.  The kayak I have now is just a basic Walmart brand.  I'm super cheap when it comes to buying things I don't need givin I have a boat.  But I wanted something a little nicer while I save up for a hobie
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if you plan to take it in the ocean i recommend a SOT.  especially if you want to dive off it.


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great if you're doing freshwater. looks more like a canoe.

side note: that's a nice rudder, would cost about 250 to install

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I need to upgrade, I'm willing to spend up to $1000 if anybody knows anybody selling something around there send them my way
----Willha


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That is a great kayak, but not if you plan on hitting the ocean. Super stable for standing and sight fishing. Looks like a 120. Weimarian has one for sale for less $$$ in the classifieds. $500 is still a good deal on that kayak. It paddles very well too. No a rocket ship, but most kayaks today aren't.
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I need to upgrade, I'm willing to spend up to $1000 ....

Just curious how much a used Hobie Revo goes for.
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I need to upgrade, I'm willing to spend up to $1000 ....

Just curious how much a used Hobie Revo goes for.


I looked for a used Hobie ...
Pre 2015 averaged around $1400-$1800
2015+ averaged $1800-$2500
In my opinion, it was better to save a few more $$$ and buy new vs used with unknown issues.
Good luck with the hunt
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If I wasn't forced to move into a larger location this month I woulda just went and bought a new one.  Dealing with life's curve balls but desperately trying to upgrade from the Pos I have now before Albion
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If I wasn't forced to move into a larger location this month I woulda just went and bought a new one.  Dealing with life's curve balls but desperately trying to upgrade from the Pos I have now before Albion
Claveys Blem sale... maybe a NCKA discount. Those guys are cool over there.
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Tell ya what... I'm thinking of selling my 2009 lightly used ocean kayak prowler Trident 15 fishing model with updated mod pod, seat , paddle and some extras. $1000.00 would motivate me very well. Except for wanting a hobie, this would kill it at albion. it's tan. I have almost all Wilderness systems boats and the commander is awesome but can swamp and sink. NOT for ocean. That said, loved mine and only selling because i got the new Radar 135 pedal yak...
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Don't rush it. If you're upgrading for ocean fishing you're better off with a sit on top kayak that can't swamp if a wave breaks over your bow. I remember one of the first times I surf launched. The bow punched through the surf and water and sand flooded the top of my kayak. It probably would have filled up a sit in kayak and a flooded kayak isn't a good place to be as you paddle out onto the ocean.
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=42846.msg470404#msg470404

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