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Thread: Innova foldable Kayak working out OK for aircraft hauling.

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    Default Innova foldable Kayak working out OK for aircraft hauling.

    I bought a couple of the Innova SwingII Kayaks last winter and they are working out OK.

    They weigh more than the old models which are advertised in most of the video clips on youtube. Maybe 5 pounds more.
    And they are not quite as fast to assemble as the videos show.
    But they do work for moving them to remote lakes via aircraft.

    On the negative side, they did not install any strap loops or a method to stow your paddle while fishing or taking photos. And they are not exactly perfect for fishing since you really run out of room if you get a salmon up next to the kayak. ( Now What ? )

    And I am 6' 1" these days and 230 pounds. So my fat butt is about as much as I can wedge in there. So nobody any larger would fit in either cockpit. Getting out is a little bit of a pain in the rear.
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    Good looking setup. I can get two Innova kayaks in my 12 and have enough room for the rest of camp too. Good luck with those boats.

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    I put each kayak in a big black duffle bag and all the air pumps and a couple thin tarps in a smaller third bag. Probably 75 pounds all together.
    Whether I haul both depends on how fat the passengers might be.
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