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post #17 of Old 09-16-2013
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Re: Inflatable kayak as a small boat tender

I bought this boat from Tim Sea Eagle PaddleSki Catamaran Kayaks | Inflatable Boats for Less

Tim recommended this boat rather than any of his other SeaEagle models.
Got a good discount too.

While the paddle ski is a little funny looking it has the following advantages.

1. You sit above the water, less wet.
2. Two people and a little gear, or one person and a lot of gear
3. Tracks really well.
4. Large tubes means that even if you don't land on it exactly right it will not tip over.

Ask me how I know.

As far as boarding and exiting I don't use the swim ladder as our location is too bouncy.
The stern is more active than the middle.

I had no problem standing on the kayak and climbing over the side.
Getting in was the same.
Sit on the rail move the kayak with your feet then just drop in.

Laguna 26', pretty high free-board. I'm 62 years old.

Not exactly fun but doable.

That being said I've brought it a couple times on the Bristol 32 but have not inflated it yet.

Too lazy.
Looking for a traditional inflatable and motor.

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.

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