Look Ma, no hands!
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Look Ma, no hands!

Bring The Sophisticated Swan Boat Technology Home With The Pedal Kayak

The first time I saw one was when I was a kid at the Philadelphia Zoo. It glided across the water as elegantly as a real swan. I saw the swan boats and I knew they were something special.
What makes the swan boats so great isn't that they look like swans, but rather that they are boats that move via pedal power. Just imagine! A boat you don't need to row with unwieldy paddles. This leaves your hands and arms free for holding important objects or for interacting with things. I love biking, and boats, and this.
The only downside to the swan boat is that it often requires another person. Nobody I know wants to be out on the boat as long as I do, so going it alone in a pedal kayak is perfect.
The pedal kayak sheds the unnecessary bulk of the swan boat, and brings a sleeker, more refined design to the table. It is clearly a kayak, and I suppose you could paddle AND pedal...
Most of my kayaking buddies have beefy arms but wimpy legs. This is not the case with me. Also, because I don't have to bother with paddles, my hands are free to grab a snack or draw in my sketchbook. My pedal kayak has been a real game changer for me, and I wouldn't be on the water nearly as much without it.
Pedal kayaks are not cheap, but if you're tired of paddling, I would suggest you give them a look. I got mine used off of the internet. Best purchase of the decade for me.
A man living the dream back in the day.
A man living the dream back in the day.
You too could be almost this cool. Almost.
You too could be almost this cool. Almost.
“A boat you don't need to row with unwieldy paddles.”
The foot loops are a huge help.
The foot loops are a huge help.
Wonderful but cumbersome.
Wonderful but cumbersome.