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Re: Recommendations for inflatable kayak as tender
Advanced Elements are about as good as they get. In Seattle you can sometimes find returned one at REI (returns area in the basement, or the semi-annual garage sale) for a good deal.
I have a single person one that I carried as a second dinghy last year. I plan on selling this one shortly on CL (which is also where I found it). It worked pretty well, paddled about as well as an inflatable dinghy rows (which isn't great) but not nearly as well as a real kayak does. The longer and more expensive Advanced Elements kayaks look better, this one was one of their shortest and cheapest models.
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