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Old 10-22-2015, 02:00 PM   #1
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I have look at lot of options of carrying a Kayak while traveling with 5er but donít see any I really like. As an alternative I was look at inflatable kayak. I found some the cheaper ones in stock and didnít like the looks of them and the quality of construction. Amazon has some nice ones but canít find any in stock locally. Has anyone own or used an Advanced Elements AE1012-R or any from Advanced Elements kayaks. The get great reviews on Amazon.



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If you're going to consider that much money, you might want to take a look at the Oru:
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Old 10-22-2015, 02:38 PM   #3
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Hard shell kayaks only for me in Florida. Inflatable Kayaks are gator chew toys.
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:03 PM   #4
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If you're going to consider that much money, you might want to take a look at the Oru:
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I saw one of those at campgrounds. First, youíre talking to someone that has trouble folding up a street up. Also, the clamps take some strength to clip and I in the early stages of arthritis in my hands and having to assemble two them would be more than my hands could handle. There really made for less than 6-foot person and with less old age settling in the mid section.
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Hard shell kayaks only for me in Florida. Inflatable Kayaks are gator chew toys.
I scuba dive and cave dive in the Florida springs and yet to run into one. I not sure how I would react if come out cave and one had planted himself in the cave entrance that I would have to swim by to get out.
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Old 11-06-2015, 02:56 PM   #6
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Inflatable canoes are the perfect option. I did a bunch of research and finally chose the Sea Eagle se370 Pro from Sea Eagle Sport Kayaks | Sea Eagle 330 Sea Eagle 370 | Inflatable Boats for Less ($280 cheapest anywhere) and after many trips to Florida lakes and Rivers testing it we found it to be the perfect canoe for our trips. Very good quality and one of if not the best selling canoes of its type. There are 4 of us so we just bought a second one ready for out upcoming trip to the Keys. Alligators don't like canoes and I have never worried about them. You have more chance getting run over in the campground that being bit by a gator but we still camp
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We carry out kayaks on a roof rack on the truck. Our kayaks are ten feet long and have zero clearance issues.
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I scuba dive and cave dive in the Florida springs and yet to run into one. I not sure how I would react if come out cave and one had planted himself in the cave entrance that I would have to swim by to get out.
You heard about the 2 attacks in Florida waters this year didn't you. One lost an arm in Wekiva River & the other killed at Blue Springs.
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I have look at lot of options of carrying a Kayak while traveling with 5er but donít see any I really like. As an alternative I was look at inflatable kayak. I found some the cheaper ones in stock and didnít like the looks of them and the quality of construction. Amazon has some nice ones but canít find any in stock locally. Has anyone own or used an Advanced Elements AE1012-R or any from Advanced Elements kayaks. The get great reviews on Amazon.



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We have an Advanced Elements 1-2 person kayak. We have had it about 11months and have used it in 5 states, rivers and lakes. It takes us less than 15 minutes for set up or take down. The quaility is great and we love it!
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You heard about the 2 attacks in Florida waters this year didn't you. One lost an arm in Wekiva River & the other killed at Blue Springs.
Not out of canoes. Swimming and hanging around at the waters edge is where there you can get into most trouble down here with gators. Plus you can canoe all over the US and Canada with no Gators. Lets talk about the canoes which is where this thread started. If you want to discus Gators and camping I for one would love to here everyone's experiences in a new thread about Gators
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