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Old 04-13-2020, 08:20 PM   #18
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Mr deathstar,
Come borrow my Red Kite for a week if you wish...it should be easy enough for you to carry, and it's certainly able to carry you and your gear. It's built tough, so you don't have to baby it...
It's extremely seaworthy, much more so than the other, commercial designs you're considering. The cost of that stability is a slight sacrifice in speed, as long as you're not racing, you'll be fine.

And even if you don't have the gumption, the facility, or the time, don't discount Zach's recommendation of building your own boat. The rewards are much greater than just a great boat for a bargain price.

Take my Red Kite, use it for your autumn trip(s), then decide if you want to build one of your own.
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