TideRace Vortex - new PE playboat

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by Jurfie, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Jurfie

    Jurfie Paddler

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    Just saw reference to this on Playak's Paddle Expo 2012 recap...TideRace's first plastic (PE) boat, similar to the Xtra in shape and performance. Just a hair under 16'-7" long, a little over 22" wide, with some aggressive rocker. Looks interesting! Comments/reviews welcome in this thread...

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  2. Philip.AK

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    Neato. I am a plastic boat devotee, myself. I hope this means they will make a longer, narrow touring model some day too. :cool
     
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    This makes me happy. :mrgreen:
     
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    I thought it would. :lol:

    I'm eager to see one in person...apparently they will be shipping in Jan 2013, so check with the TideRace dealers (I think the closest are Kayak Academy in Issaquah and Alder Creek C&K in Portland). I'll be sending them an email in the new year to see if they will have one in stock to demo. :big_thumb
     
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    If really interested I would not wait until the new year. Remember these are imported and dealers typically do a seasonal preorder, for example order in the fall/early winter for a spring delivery.
     
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    I wonder if they'll have one for demo at the Deception Pass Dash.