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PaddleNoob
Mon Dec 26 2016, 07:07PM
Posts: 2
Hey all, I'm new here and new to kayaking. I have a little experience with boating, but not a lot. My friends recently bought kayaks, and I wanted to join in the fun. So I found what I think was a good deal on Craigslist. A 15' 5" wooden kayak, a two seater inflatable kayak, and a 2-3 person tent for $350. So this leads me to my questions.

Do you think I got a good deal? Also what repairs and maintenance do I need to do to the kayak I now have to get the most life out of it? Additionally, I'm curious if anyone knows what kit this boat was built from, as I haven't been able to find one just like it online.

Thanks in advance for the help!









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Paddler
Fri Dec 30 2016, 09:41PM
Posts: 89
You'll probably get some answers to your questions about the wooden kayak at Chesapeake Light Craft: [Click Here]

There's a forum there which allows photos and you may get some good advice about repairs and maintenance.

Welcome to a wonderful sport and do yourself a favor: always wear your PFD when kayaking.

[ Edited Fri Dec 30 2016, 09:42PM ]
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Bob
Wed Jan 04 2017, 01:14AM
Location: Missouri Ozarks
Posts: 155
Your boat looks neat. Your picture of the bottom shows the issues with a wooden boat on shallower rivers. I am not sure where you plan to kayak, but you might start saving up for a plastic boat with a replaceable skid plate for shallow rivers. We spend most of our time on Current, Jacks Fork, and the Big Piney rivers. The Missouri Ozarks has some beautiful clear water rivers to float.

Bob
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