Inflatable Kayaks - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-27-2013, 10:59 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Mary Ann in MN's Avatar
 
Name: Mary Ann
Trailer: 1992 Scamp 13' Deluxe
Minnesota
Posts: 196
Inflatable Kayaks

Does anyone have any experience with these? I wonder how well they hold up when you get into an area that has sticks, dead heads and rock hiding under the water. I'm very interested in them as my daughter has a real kayak and loves it. I think the inflatable ones one would be great as I could take it on the road with me. I can't lift a hard kayak by myself anymore so this just might be the answer for me. I would love to hear from those that have one, or have tried one out.
Attached Images
 
__________________

__________________
Mary Ann & Butch
1992 Scamp 13' Deluxe, 08 Trailblazer
2011 Schnauzer "Butch"
God's Country, Minnesota
Mary Ann in MN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 11:44 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Gilda's Avatar
 
Name: Gilda
Trailer: 2011 Scamp 13'
California
Posts: 1,226
Registry
Check out the TV series "Motion" Motion | The Live Well Network. The host, Greg Aiello, brings novices "into the woods" and other outdoor places. On several episodes they have packed in inflatable kayaks. Check it out!
Happy Camping!
Gilda (Jill-da)
__________________

__________________
Gilda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 01:13 PM   #3
Member
 
Name: kathy
Trailer: 1972 Boler 13
New York
Posts: 44
Registry
I couldn't find the TV episode that showed the inflatables, but enjoyed the I haven't holed one yet. There are "rubber duckies" that are specifically designed to take a beating and are used in whitewater. Look for one with a reinforced or rubberized bottom. They are heavier than the vinyls, but will take more abuse.
Happy Paddling!
__________________
adkboler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
_Scamp87_'s Avatar
 
Name: Kd
Trailer: Scamp
SouthEast
Posts: 144
Registry
Here's a link with a few pics. I love them! (sorry that there are lots of raft pics there...limited time at work) The are very popular on the Nantahala River in Western NC...and so much fun. I have wanted one for a while, but i have a flat water kayak and haven't seen the need...until i bought the Scamp

nantahala rubber ducks - Google Search
__________________
_Scamp87_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 01:43 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Name: jim
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape19 Prairie Schooner pulled by 2014 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,398
Registry
looks like they can handle dog nails also!!
__________________
Jim
Never in doubt, often wrong
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 01:43 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Ice-breaker's Avatar
 
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Escape 19 and Escape 15B
Alberta
Posts: 470
Some of the inflatables are really tough and can take a lot of abuse. This one for instance:

__________________
Dave W - 2013 Escape 19', 2013 Escape 15B and 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there." - Yogi Berra
Ice-breaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 02:52 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Mary Ann in MN's Avatar
 
Name: Mary Ann
Trailer: 1992 Scamp 13' Deluxe
Minnesota
Posts: 196
I did it, I placed my order. I ordered the better one with the Pro Package. I'm excited to get it.
__________________
Mary Ann & Butch
1992 Scamp 13' Deluxe, 08 Trailblazer
2011 Schnauzer "Butch"
God's Country, Minnesota
Mary Ann in MN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 03:23 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
_Scamp87_'s Avatar
 
Name: Kd
Trailer: Scamp
SouthEast
Posts: 144
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mary Ann in MN View Post
I did it, I placed my order. I ordered the better one with the Pro Package. I'm excited to get it.

Awesome!!! You'll love it. They really can take a decent beating.
__________________
_Scamp87_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 04:17 PM   #9
Member
 
Name: Jay
Trailer: former class c now an egg hunter
New York
Posts: 64
I have a Sevylor Tahiti................love it. Very durable ie dog nails, inflates fast and is compact when the air is out.
__________________
reetired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 06:19 PM   #10
Member
 
Name: Daniel
Trailer: Scamp has Arrived - Layout 7
Minnesota
Posts: 85
As someone who has used Sevylor Tahiti kayaks for years I can give them--and probably most inflatable kayaks--a hearty endorsement.

Before I retired, my job allowed for taking a day off with only a few days notice. At the time I was into floating the Mississippi River north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro area. With very little prep I was able throw the kayak and my Montague folding mountain bike into the truck and head off for the next piece of river to be enjoyed. My friends did not have the same flexibility for time off so I did these floats by myself. With the bike lashed to the front of the kayak and my waterproof radio lashed into the kayak, I was able to float ten to twelve miles down river and then deflate the kayak and secure it to the rear carrier of the bike. A nice bike ride back to the truck and a pleasant day of floating comes to an end.

I use a 12 volt inflater like this to air the kayak up quickly.

Metro Vacuum 12-IDA32 Magic Air 12-Volt Inflator/Deflator - Amazon.com

Really fast inflation!

I think you will enjoy your kayak.

A note for those needing a lighter weight hard kayak... Pelican makes a number of very light weight kayaks. Many of my friends who can't handle the weight of rotomolded kayaks have switched to these. They are available at many of the big sporting goods stores and the prices are reasonable. Not for shooting waterfalls but will handle medium rapids nicely.

Pelican International inc.

DJ
__________________
Dan Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 11:04 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Gilda's Avatar
 
Name: Gilda
Trailer: 2011 Scamp 13'
California
Posts: 1,226
Registry
Here are some videos from Motion on flat water kayaking. Motion: Kayaking | The Live Well Network
__________________
The Gleeful Glamper
Gilda (Jill-da)
"Here we go again on another amazing adventure"
Gilda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 11:35 PM   #12
Member
 
jerrybob's Avatar
 
Name: Jerrybob
Trailer: casita
Washington
Posts: 89
I am an avid kayaker.......have used all kinds of boats. Inflatables are good boats....you will enjoy. They are not as fast as most regular kayaks but that should not be an issue. They will take a beating. I have several regular kayaks......you will really love the experience. Have fun.....happy paddling!
__________________
jerrybob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 06:55 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
_Scamp87_'s Avatar
 
Name: Kd
Trailer: Scamp
SouthEast
Posts: 144
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by jerrybob View Post
I am an avid kayaker.......have used all kinds of boats. Inflatables are good boats....you will enjoy. They are not as fast as most regular kayaks but that should not be an issue. They will take a beating. I have several regular kayaks......you will really love the experience. Have fun.....happy paddling!
I second the speed. In my experience they give a good workout on the lake to get where your going due to the speed....but not grueling by any means. But on the river a fabulous time! We all laugh and have a super fun time. You are going to love it!
__________________
Live the life you love!
_Scamp87_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 04:50 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Cyndi B.'s Avatar
 
Name: Cyndi
Trailer: 2010 Scamp 5th Wheel/2007 Toyota Tundra/2015 Tundra
Montana
Posts: 1,105
Registry
I would love to try it but my husband says I would be swimming more then kayaking.
__________________

__________________
Cyndi B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
inflatable watercraft Hazel in Sk General Chat 12 04-25-2013 10:19 AM
Kayaks on top... flatfendershop Modifications, Alterations and Updates 18 09-28-2011 04:51 PM
Auto Inflatable mattress Jane P. Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11 02-07-2010 11:56 AM
inflatable boat/canoe artspe General Chat 9 12-16-2008 09:49 PM
kayaks & Scamp 5th wheel Renee Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 0 03-04-2007 02:20 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.