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PostPosted: May 11th, 2010, 10:26 pm 
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Hey all
Ive posted a couple threads like this one, sorry if Im repeating stuff

I have been paddling tandem whitewater for a while now. Last summer I did a lot of solo paddling kneeling in the center of a tandem boat running up to easy class 3s. Since then I have really wanted to learn to paddle an actual OC1. Im planning on taking a weekend course this summer at MKC, but I have also been looking around for a reasonably cheap boat to learn on.

There is an Evergreen Sequel on boatwerks right now within my price range, so i was wondering if anyone had any info on this boat. Is it any good for someone with my experience?

Or should I wait until i take a course this summer before looking at boats?

Any input would be appreciated.

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Curlyfries


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PostPosted: May 11th, 2010, 10:47 pm 
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If you're not heavy like I am, a Sequel will be OK. One of my Georgia friends, a very good OC-1 paddler, used one for a few years and gave good reports.


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PostPosted: May 12th, 2010, 12:23 am 
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In your neighbourhood and in your price range is enough for me - buy it, and get yourself on the water! If you don't like it or find something you'd prefer, re-sell it. No sense waiting forever for the perfect boat when you don't know what that is, and you have a price range.

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PostPosted: May 12th, 2010, 11:35 am 
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Thanks for the info

Anyone know what a reasonable price for this boat would be? Its used but looks like its in pretty good condition


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PostPosted: May 12th, 2010, 12:13 pm 
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i'm with Pat,scoop it up before someone else does...i seen the price but not the boat.IMO if the hull is not showing through the first layer majorly(sp?), no bad rips/repairs,and outfitting is ok,if not DIY'able, then it's surely worth it.
i think it's a steal even without the airbags if it's what they say!
good luck!


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PostPosted: May 12th, 2010, 12:39 pm 
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Impossible to answer on cost without seeing the boat. Also depends on how badly you want it, and how often good, used boats come around for a good price in your region.

For a well-outfitted used-but-sound ww canoe, I'd be happy with $600, and I might pay $800 and think it's a fair deal. For me, anything above that would would have to be the right boat in great condition.

With any outfitting missing or any repairs required, my willingness to pay drops by a few hundred dollars. It's not a "cheap boat" if you need to also spend an additional $200 on airbags, and another $200 on thigh straps and toe blocks, etc.

When you get down to the $300 - $400 range, almost any mostly-outfitted boat is worth it. But I'm pretty picky & cheap.

Hope that helps, Pat.

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PostPosted: May 12th, 2010, 5:12 pm 
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I saw a Sequel last year at Palmerfest. First and last time I saw one on the river. It's an old design reserected by Evergreen and does not appear to be an aggressive hull.

The boat for sale you are referring to appears to be in very good condition and the price is unbeatable for a boat in that condition with that outfitting. I would scoop it up. If it turns out to not be the boat for you could resell for what you paid.


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PostPosted: May 12th, 2010, 8:38 pm 
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Only reason not to buy this boat is if you are too big for it.
The two professed skin flints told you to buy it

Doug has own and sold more boats that Evergreen; dude changes his solo ride as often as his underware I sware
and Big P has kicked more tires than the Michelin man

don't provide a link, you'll be beat to the punch
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PostPosted: May 12th, 2010, 9:46 pm 
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I weigh around 170 -180 so im guessing being too big isnt a problem.

Thanks for all the input. I messaged the seller asking if it comes with float bags and for any additional pictures.


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PostPosted: May 14th, 2010, 7:04 pm 
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Sold before i got a reply
Oh well, maybe next time

I posted a wanted ad on boatwerks for something in the same price range just to see if anything comes up

Edit: Found the same boat with a bit better outfitting for sale, hopefully it goes better this time! (y)


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PostPosted: May 18th, 2010, 7:04 pm 
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So, what follows a Sequel? Perhaps an Encore? :rofl:


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