Just asking for trouble
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Just asking for trouble

I Have Serious Doubts About The Durability Of An Inflatable Kayak

I am under the impression that kayaking is something one does on rivers. At least all of my kayak experience has been on rivers in North America. Rivers are filled with all sorts of stuff.
Rapids are a common obstacle in rivers, as are sharp pointy things like sticks and my brother Clovis' stupid pocket knife tapped to a stick. Maybe it's just me, but I don't trust something that uses the same technology as that inflatable pool alligator floaty with the cup holders built into it.
Apparently the big draw to an inflatable kayak is storage. but if you're going to deflate the thing and cram it into somewhere small, that means you'll have to inflate it at the river.
So that means you're going to also have to bring something to inflate that kayak with. I really doubt you're going to want to blow it up like a party balloon. I just don't think so.
I've read people praising the ability to go Kayaking on a whim, but I have never had such a strong whim to kayak that I need to just park the van and hit the river. Putting the kayak on the roof and bringing the gear isn't that huge an inconvenience for me. Also, how are you supposed to cleanly pack up a wet, deflated kayak?
the advantages just don't come anywhere close to the drawbacks with an inflatable kayak.
The Gofloats Giant Party Gator Floating Alligator.
The Gofloats Giant Party Gator Floating Alligator.
I have a hard time believing a single person could inflate this correctly.
I have a hard time believing a single person could inflate this correctly.
“Clovis' stupid pocket knife tapped to a stick.”
Even without the kayak, the gear for kayaking isn't particularly small.
Even without the kayak, the gear for kayaking isn't particularly small.
Have you ever slept on one of these that didn't deflate horribly?
Have you ever slept on one of these that didn't deflate horribly?
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