- Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:31 am
There's people who will spend $15,000 on a watch or a purse, $1,500 for a fly rod and $1,000 for a 3 wood. So I'm sure there's a market for a $12K kayak.
But to claim that any one of those choices is going to revolutionize an industry, grow hair on bald heads, make your kids behave better, or open up waters previously unreachable is pure hype.
I had a perfect $600 solution for fishing the same water shown in the photo. An inflatable pontoon boat. For another $2K, i could have put a small outboard on it- or less than $1K for an electric on the front. I miss fishing it... I also think good ol' canoe when I see water like that.
I love 2.5 of the 3 composite kayaks I've owned. I have to take points off the Pinnacle Fishing Ski (from S. Africa) because they traded light for durable and I was constantly patching holes in the paper thin bottom when I hit the rocks in Thailand. Aside from that, they were lighter, faster, and they didn't warp when I left them in the sun like some of the roto-molded plastic boats I've owned.
So I hope the guy's successful. And then, I hope other builders take a lesson from that success and start offering more reasonably priced composite boats that may not look as zoomy or weigh only 40#, but are still an improvement over plastic boats.