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Chris_FromAZ 03-20-2014 09:42 PM

Kayak dealers in IL
 
Hey guys, so I'm getting the itch to buy another fishing kayak. I've got quite a bit of time to research and shop, broke my femur 2 weeks ago and have a fair bit of recovery time to go lol. I'd really like to buy from a kayak dealer as opposed to a chain (even though I love REI). I just prefer to establish a relationship with a shop and always like to support local/small businesses. I was wondering if anyone can recommend some dealers, preferably in the NW suburbs area but I am willing to drive a little ways. Offshore Marine Chicago is right down the road from me, so I'm going to check them out pretty soon. Would be curious to check out somewhere that offers some other brands too.

2nd part of the post: My top considerations for kayaks are the Tarpon 120, Ride 135, Manta Ray 12, and Quest 13. Basically looking for a higher end angling kayak that will mainly be used on smaller lakes and rivers, but would like the ability to go out on Lake Michigan from time to time. Any input and advice on these models or any others is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Side note: I'm 5'8" 110lb, so any kayak is a good size for me and I can pretty much stand up paddle on anything lol

glencop 03-22-2014 10:46 AM

I was at Dicks in Glenview yesterday and noticed they had at least 10 different kayaks for sale.

mplant1 03-22-2014 11:16 AM

Contact these guys. Although their doors are closed, they still had a large inventory as of late. They'll show you what they got and give you a great deal. Locations in aurora and Rockford. Trust me, it's worth the ride


http://paddleandtrail.com/

Chris_FromAZ 03-23-2014 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mplant1 (Post 545089)
Contact these guys. Although their doors are closed, they still had a large inventory as of late. They'll show you what they got and give you a great deal. Locations in aurora and Rockford. Trust me, it's worth the ride


http://paddleandtrail.com/


Yeah, I'd looked them up but stopped pursuing it when I noticed that their doors were closed. I'll definitely check into it now though. Thanks!

FloridaRigger 03-24-2014 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris_FromAZ (Post 544858)
Hey guys, so I'm getting the itch to buy another fishing kayak. I've got quite a bit of time to research and shop, broke my femur 2 weeks ago and have a fair bit of recovery time to go lol. I'd really like to buy from a kayak dealer as opposed to a chain (even though I love REI). I just prefer to establish a relationship with a shop and always like to support local/small businesses. I was wondering if anyone can recommend some dealers, preferably in the NW suburbs area but I am willing to drive a little ways. Offshore Marine Chicago is right down the road from me, so I'm going to check them out pretty soon. Would be curious to check out somewhere that offers some other brands too.

2nd part of the post: My top considerations for kayaks are the Tarpon 120, Ride 135, Manta Ray 12, and Quest 13. Basically looking for a higher end angling kayak that will mainly be used on smaller lakes and rivers, but would like the ability to go out on Lake Michigan from time to time. Any input and advice on these models or any others is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Side note: I'm 5'8" 110lb, so any kayak is a good size for me and I can pretty much stand up paddle on anything lol

i bought a tarpon 120 and a perception impulse 10 from Offshore in lake bluff. you should go there since they are so close. he'll let you demo the yaks at big bear lake in vernon hills but you'll have to wait for ice out

glencop 03-25-2014 09:03 AM

West Marine has them also .

Chris_FromAZ 03-25-2014 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FloridaRigger (Post 545569)
i bought a tarpon 120 and a perception impulse 10 from Offshore in lake bluff. you should go there since they are so close. he'll let you demo the yaks at big bear lake in vernon hills but you'll have to wait for ice out

Yeah, I figure I've got plenty of time to research since we're waiting for ice to thaw and I'm waiting for my broken femur to finish healing. I think the latter will take longer than the former lol


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