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Topic: Brooklyn kayak?  (Read 1083 times)

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I'm looking to buy a tandem kayak and came across some from Brooklyn Kayak company. They seem to have good features at a low price and good ratings on Amazon, but they are relatively unknown. The two models I'm considering are:

Pedal driven:

https://www.amazon.com/UH-PK17-Fishing-Kayak-Upright-included/dp/B074R18P4S/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1507917312&sr=8-13&keywords=tandem+fishing+kayak

Paddle:

https://www.amazon.com/Brooklyn-Kayak-Company-UH-TK181-Included/dp/B01D27M2BM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1507917312&sr=8-3&keywords=tandem%2Bfishing%2Bkayak&th=1

Company website:

http://brooklynkayakcompany.com/products/kayak-models/

Anyone have experience, thoughts, opinions about these or this company? Or suggestions for other tandem kayaks that wont break the bank.

Thanks,
John


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I don't see any pictures of the pedal drive system, either on Amazon or the company website...
The problems you sow are the troubles you're reaping.


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I don't see any pictures of the pedal drive system, either on Amazon or the company website...
imagine a native propel pedal drive. then, imagine someone stole the design.  there you go.


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The solo model, UH-PK14, on Amazon had pictures of the pedal drive system. What do you think?

https://www.amazon.com/UH-PK14-Pedal-Drive-Traveler-Kayak/dp/B074SX4D3P


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The solo model, UH-PK14, on Amazon had pictures of the pedal drive system. What do you think?

https://www.amazon.com/UH-PK14-Pedal-Drive-Traveler-Kayak/dp/B074SX4D3P

Looks plausible, but for just a little more you can get something with a proven track record.
The problems you sow are the troubles you're reaping.


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The solo model, UH-PK14, on Amazon had pictures of the pedal drive system. What do you think?

https://www.amazon.com/UH-PK14-Pedal-Drive-Traveler-Kayak/dp/B074SX4D3P

Looks plausible, but for just a little more you can get something with a proven track record.

+1.  If I am not mistaken, they have a warehouse in the Bay Area and you can go pick it up to save some shipping cost.  Go check craigslist.  Looks awfully like a Native Propel ....

Santa Cruz Raptor G2 <--- Simply awesome (www.santacruzkayaks.com)



         


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I don't see any pictures of the pedal drive system, either on Amazon or the company website...

YouTube it!
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Definitely check craigslist.
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I don't see any pictures of the pedal drive system, either on Amazon or the company website...

YouTube it!

Did find a couple of brief vids showing the pedal drive in action, but still think it's strange that the don't show it off prominently on their website. It's almost like they have something to hide....
The problems you sow are the troubles you're reaping.


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I just bought the TKC181 off the dealer on Craigslist.  $750 shipped to my door and it came 3 days after I ordered it.  Easy to deal with and I paid with my PayPal acct in case there were any issues. 

I plan on trying it out around Richmond harbor tomorrow and see how it goes.
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Please post your review after you try it out. Good to know the dealer on Craigslist is legit. That is where I was considering buying one.