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I used the Sevylor ST5656...

I used the Sevylor ST5656 in the waters of the Sea of Cortez. It is a light weight, easily inflated and deployed inflatable kayak. The kayak was stable enough to use as a platform for snorkeling and scuba diving. No problems getting on and off.

It is equipped with 3 skegs and a double-ended oar. There are two inflating ports on the stern. It can be inflated with either a foot pump or an electric pump. I used a 120-volt electric pump. The seat and foot rest are both adjustable to accommodate people of different sizes. There is a small cargo bag behind the seat for personal items or other items as desired. There are criss-crossed nylon cords in front of and behind the seat that are suitable to hold items in place, such as diving knives, spear gun, etc. Built in handles on the bow and stern of the kayak allow for easy towing on the beach sand in preparation for putting it in and out of the water.

This is a fine kayak for reasonably calm waters and mild wind conditions. I recommend it for recreational use.

We an older Sevylor...

We an older Sevylor ST5656 sit-on-top on Craigslist, and decided to add it to our flotilla for novices/kids and were pleasantly surprised.

It's light and compact enough to travel with (we're taking it to Hawaii with us) and we're looking forward to using it in quiet water and in the surf.

It has little flex, and tracks well with the three attachable skegs. The deck is covered with Sevylor's fairly tough material, and the hull is pretty durable multi-layered PVC. The seat, while low, is easily adjustable, as are the foot rests.

The PVC air bladder is thicker in the older models, but you'd have to make some effort to get through the hull coverings.

The biggest drawback is the valves. Probably to save money rather than use the Boston valves Sevylor uses in almost everything else, the valves on this are overlarge beach toy valves, a simple tube with a soft plastic flap to hold air in. If you were to find one of these in fairly good shape, you would probably be smart to replace the valves with another kind of valve as soon as possible.

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