Ever since we got the motorhome, we've wanted some kind of a boat to go relax and explore on the water. We thought about a canoe, but it wouldn't be convenient trying to attach it to Sherman's roof. And we knew that we could get an inflatable kayak but the ones that other RV'ers talk about on the forums cost upwards of $500, and we didn't want to spend that much without knowing how much we'd use it.
So when I spotted this one on sale for $100, we both looked at each other and said "buy it"!
For $100, it was a steal. Besides, if we didn't like it, we could send it back. And if we ended up not using it very much, well then we didn't lose a lot of money.
You can't open a box around here without Coho the cat being interested.
It always amazes me how they pack stuff into a box for shipping.
The box weighs about 35 lbs. But it's not that big. I mean, look at the size of the cat on the box. And the box includes the kayak, the pump, two paddles, and a carry bag.
I was impressed with the carry bag. I hadn't seen it mentioned in the advertising when we bought it.
We didn't set it up until yesterday evening. We put the cat into exile (sharp claws!) and then it took us about an hour to sort things out, read the instructions, and put things together. Lots of cautions about over inflating the unit, and I've read where people have not followed the instructions and end up with split seams.
Ready to pump it up!
The paddles seem decent quality.
It inflates quick and easy. There is one inflation chamber for the floor (you do that one first) and another for the main chamber of the boat. Then the seats. They install via velcro and straps and are a lot more sturdy than I'd thought a blow up chair would be.
Ha! Ready to go! We borrowed a couple of life jackets, and carried it down to the beach.
I notice they have an end of season sale on life jackets at Canadian Tire so we will pick up a couple for $20 a piece when we go into town on Wednesday.
Nice evening for a ride on the water.
Ruth, and our new kayak.
For our needs, it will do us just fine to go out and paddle around for an hour or so...especially for the price we paid. It was a steal then, but the price here in Canada has gone up a little bit since we bought ours. However, it's still a bargain even at the current price.
Intex Challenger K2 Kayak - Canada