Back in September when we were at Upper Lake, Katherine wanted to take a boat out on the lake, paddle around, have a good time. They had rentals at the resort, but we just couldn’t justify $40.00 an hour, minimum 3 hours, to rent one.
Since then I’ve been trying to figure out a way to get us a kayak, but one of the problems was putting a hard one on the truck pulling the trailer. The other problem with a hard one is: have you looked at the price of a two person kayak? I’d have to take out a second on the house just to purchase it.
So we decided on the Sea Eagle 370 Pro inflatable. Comes in a bag (in the picture), inflates in 8 – 10 minutes and was around $340.00. Add a PFD for Katherine (I have one) and you’re looking at just under $500.00 for paddling around the lakes next summer.
Now the question would be, where to get $500.00. We have a couple WWII “souvenir’s” that Katherine’s Step Father had. One was a .38 pistol he carried and the other was an Nazi SS dress dagger. I called a collector and he came over to look at them. Didn’t want the pistol, but offered me $500.00 for the knife.
And so goes the kayak.