My Best Investment ever.

in life •  last year  (edited)

Next to the Zero dollars I have invested in Steem and Steemit my best Investment ever are the 4 kayaks I bought for 1/2 price at the end of the summers going back to the year 2000.

My 1st kayak was a yellow Wilderness Critter. I picked this 9' light weight kayak (28 lbs) for around $200 at an End of Season Sale at Trailhead.

The next one was an orange Wilderness Pamlico 100 for around $300.

As soon as the kids were big enough to paddle I invested in the 2 Red Perception kayaks and some wheels to tow them down to the River.

If you are patient you can buy these so-called "Recreational" kayaks for under $400 each and you will love every minute paddling the rivers, lakes and oceans on this awesome Planet.

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I could not find the Exact Wilderness or Perception Kayaks available online but this one by Lifetime looks very close to my Orange Wilderness Pamlico.

Lifetime Arrow 10' Kayak Orange $374 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019XIZ7YS/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_XM.UAbFHM11RA

This is what the kids and I use to carry them down to the river. $39

ABN Universal Kayak Carrier - Trolley for Carrying Kayaks, Canoes, Paddleboard ... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KETV7PS/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_-B.UAbZZ19TG1

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Thanks for your post! I have kayak questions for you. What do you need to transport the kayaks from place to place? Is it easy? How long is it comfortable to sit out on the water? What sorts of things should I look for in a kayak that make one kayak better than another?

I have a roof rack on my car and I can carry 2 at a time. We are a few yards from the river so I bought some wheels to carry them over. I can sit comfortably for about 2 hours. I have a bad back though. I went to an Outfitter store that specializes in kayaks and wanted one I could carry with one hand. The ones from Costco and places like that re tippy. Mine are about 30" wide and very stable on the water.

ABN Universal Kayak Carrier - Trolley for Carrying Kayaks, Canoes, Paddleboar... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KETV7PS/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_-B.UAbZZ19TG1

This looks a lot like my Wilderness Pamlico.

Lifetime Arrow 10' Kayak Orange $374 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019XIZ7YS/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_XM.UAbFHM11RA

Thanks so much! I don't live by water now, but I'm moving soon and will have easy access, so I'm interested.

This is even a better price.... Lifetime Arrow 103 Sit-In Kayak, Teal Lifetime https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019XIZ824/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_5TIWAbD1AC96X

Very good questions.

Love the orange one!

Me too.

Very nice. I really like the Yellow one.

Nice Kayaks

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doctor?

Perhaps a doctor of words?...

Witch doctor ? Shaman ? Medicine Man ? Theraputae maybe ? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therapeutae

Haha
Hey, how did you know I'd need a link for what a Therapeutae was!?

Awesome! I have very fond memories of Kayaking and Canoeing with my family in France :D