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Old 08-20-2007, 10:27 PM
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What type of boat?

I want to get a kayak but am a little confused as to what I need. I want something that can cruise on flatwater with decent speed that is also suited to whitewater. If I get a creek/river runner will that be any good on flatwater?

Can anyone recommend a good all around kayak style that can run class 2-3 rapids as well as keep up (or come close) with the recreational and smaller touring types of kayaks? NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:10 PM
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Eh, I'm afraid you're not going to find quite what you're looking for.

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Old 08-21-2007, 02:49 AM
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I agree with WildlifeNate 100%. If you're willing to cut back slightly on the difficulty of whitewa NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:55 AM
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Thanks for the responses, I guess you can't really have your cake and eat it too. Maybe I'll pickup NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 08-21-2007, 09:44 AM
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Creek boats and touring kayaks are two very different animals, sharing little in common.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:02 AM
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:16 PM
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I too had your delema last summer when i finally went to buy my own. I wanted the exact same things NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 08-29-2007, 10:32 PM
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FWIW, If you are going to be having to get in and out of your boat a lot to haul it over shallows, s NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:09 AM
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It depends completely on your own preferences. Rent as many different brands and types you can and t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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