Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
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I still have a 1960's Sportyak II that I bought used for next to nothing back in the 1970's. I don't have a sailing rig for mine. The sailing rig and the thwart were options, as was an outboard motor mount. Mine is frog green on above the rub rail. Believbe it or not BIC, the pen company still makes Sportyak II's.
I actually still use mine a lot. It is so light that I can throw it over my shoulder and haul it down to the dock whenever I want to do something like polish the topsides or work under the dock repairing water lines or something like that. Before I got inflatable kayaks I would sometimes throw the Sportyak on board if I thought I might go ashore somewhere. For one person its easier to toss around than an inflatable dinghy and outboard.
My Sportyak has held up very well. It rows okay, nothing great, but what do you expect for 7 foot x 3 1/2 foot plastic dinghy.
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay