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Author:  C_R_Strong [ June 24th, 2018, 2:16 am ]
Post subject:  Looking to buy my first kayak/canoe

I have been looking for a foldable kayak/canoe that is light but also can hold a good amount of gear for camping trips. I have been looking around and I do like the Puffin Saranac and also the pakcanoe 150 because they can covert from a single to a double but also that’s not to expensive. Does anyone know any place that sells these or another type in Canada?

Author:  recped [ June 24th, 2018, 2:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking to buy my first kayak/canoe

Pakboats had a Canadian dealer years ago but I think they almost entirely sell direct these days.

Klepper have a dealer in Calgary and Nova Scotia, pretty expensive boats!

There really aren't many alternatives. Folbot and Feathercraft are out of business, Pakboat is the best thing for tripping.

Author:  Marten [ June 24th, 2018, 8:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking to buy my first kayak/canoe

I bought my pakcanoe 165 direct from the company. I felt the 165 was a better choice if used solo or tandem for tripping. They have an extra kit that allows putting the front seat in the middle. I preferred putting the solo seat a little behind center to be paddling in a narrower part of the canoe.

Author:  MarkoMrko [ June 24th, 2018, 10:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking to buy my first kayak/canoe

Kero Boats in Toronto do demos. I bought the Pakboats Quest 155 from them last year. Great boat.

http://www.keroboats.com/Boats/quest-155.html

Cheers
Marko

Author:  C_R_Strong [ June 25th, 2018, 11:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking to buy my first kayak/canoe

I found the puffin Saranac on eBay from a German store, it’s a lot cheaper than anywhere I’ve seen it but I’m not really sure about buying something from eBay. Any opinions

Author:  recped [ June 25th, 2018, 8:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking to buy my first kayak/canoe

Nothing wrong with buying on eBay but check the shipping charges, could be quite expensive. You will almost certainly be paying GST/HST as well (no different then if you bought from a dealer here).

Not sure which listing you were looking at but the few I found on eBay Germany only ship within Germany & Austria. Also after factoring in the exchange rate the prices are almost exactly the same as buying from Pakboats in the USA.

What was the eBay Item Number?

Author:  C_R_Strong [ June 26th, 2018, 12:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking to buy my first kayak/canoe

The item number is 372288606985

Author:  recped [ June 26th, 2018, 1:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking to buy my first kayak/canoe

C_R_Strong wrote:
The item number is 372288606985



That's just a spray cover!

Author:  martin2007 [ June 26th, 2018, 7:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking to buy my first kayak/canoe

Heads-up: Pakboat makes good boats, but the Puffin series are lighter-duty than some other Pakboat offerings. Know that they are more "kayak" than "canoe".

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