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Sevylor K79 Tahiti Classic Inflatable Kayak

Item #: 44764

Our Price: $119.96

Regular Price: $149.99

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The classic Sevylor inflatable kayak that has been paddled all over the world. This two- person kayak features a tubular I-Beam floor for strength and a 400 lb. capacity. Spray decks at each end of the kayak help keep water out and Double Lock valves on the inflation chambers keep the air in.
  • 2 Person inflatable kayak is easy to take anywhere
  • 3 chambers with Double Lock and Mini Double Lock valves
  • Mount for optional directional skeg to keep kayak tracking straight
  • 26 guage PVC
  • 2 inflatable seats
  • 9 ft. 7 in. length x 26 in. beam
  • includes repair kit

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Sevylor K79 Tahiti Classic Inflatable Kayak
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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3.0

a step up from a pool toy

By stew

from roanoke va

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Easy To Lift
  • Easy to Paddle
  • Good Maneuverability
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Flat Waters
    • Kayak Camping
    • Rivers

    Comments about Sevylor K79 Tahiti Classic Inflatable Kayak:

    easy to inflate easy in and out but made out of very thin material not advise use in swift waters

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    • No

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    4.0

    Nice kayak/canoe for the money

    By kycalgal

    from Louisville, KY

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Sevylor K79 Tahiti Classic Inflatable Kayak:

    We used this in the Current River in MO this summer. It went over some rocks, hit some logs and branches, and held up. Then we used it in a lake in KY and it was great
    The first time you inflate it, give yourself some time, just to get the hang of it. Paddling in it is comfortable, several teenagers in our group tried it out and were able to navigate it fine. I used a baling sponge a bit on the river, since water splashed in a bit. I don't like water on the bottom at all. We DID buy the skeg for the Tahiti to help keep the kayak/canoe stay straight, and it made a difference!

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    5.0

    Fitted our needs

    By Brit Cruiser

    from Los Angeles, CA

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    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Compact
    • Ease of Use

    Cons

    • Pumping it up

    Best Uses

    • River or Lake Kayaking

    Comments about Sevylor K79 Tahiti Classic Inflatable Kayak:

    For what we paid for this Kayak we can't complain. It has served us brilliantly on lakes and rivers. Our last use was on a reasonable flowing river, it handed great and we were padding a few hours. We have had no problems with punctures etc. It packs up pretty small and inflates quickly with a good pump. We always take it with us when we go camping and store it in the garage with the life jackets and paddles when it's not in use. You MUST also buy the Skeg without it the kayak is uncontrollable and goes round in circles. We used this in Yosemite Park with great ease, it's light to carry and when it deflates it's not too large for one person to carry. We hope to get many more years of fun with this kayak, this is our second year of use.

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    4.0

    Love my Rubber Ducky

    By Brooklyn Cowgirl

    from Red Bank, NJ

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to Inflate Deflate
    • Holds up well
    • Minimal Storage Space
    • Stable
    • Track well with skeg

    Cons

    • Needs skeg to steer
    • Not much gear storage
    • Seats tend to blow out
    • Slower than a hard kayak
    • Water drips from paddles

    Best Uses

    • Camping
    • Slow water rivers bays
    • Travel

    Comments about Sevylor K79 Tahiti Classic Inflatable Kayak:

    We bought this kayak three years ago and aside from minor issues (we've had to replace two seats, and do a few minor patches) it's served us well. We use it mainly around the local bays and rivers but it's been out on the ocean and this summer tooks us on a four day camping trip in Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior.

    When it's not on the water, the Ducky lives in a duffle bag in our garage along with our life jackets and assorted paddling gear. It travels in the back of our subcompact car. No extra baggage charges for this baby! You can lash it to a packframe and trek it up to a remote lake. It's supposed to be certified for low level whitewater and kayak surfing but we've never tried it.

    On the water, it handles well as long as you are using the optional skeg. THIS IS IMPORTANT. If you don't use the skeg this boat handles like a giant beach ball skittering aimlessly over the water especially in high wind. With the skeg, it tracks well and is easy to paddle. We've used in in strong currents and high winds with no problems. The skeg costs about $20 and will make the difference between haveing a great time and wanting to throw the whole thing in the trash. Buy two. We had one break a while back from repeated dragging over rocks and sand.

    The other downsides are about what you'd expect. This is a work horse not a race horse. It'll get you where you're going but not fast. Get long paddles. With it's wide pontoons it's kind of hard to keep water from dripping into the boat. Like any inflatable it'll bounce off rocks but beware stray fish hooks and jagged bits of metal. There's not a ton of storage space under the splash covers but by loosening them up and lashing dry bags behind the rear seat we were able to transport our camping gear safely. Finally, if you're sensitive to the comments of gearheads, this may not be the thing for you. Actually most kayakers have been curious and some surprised and even impressed.

    Bottom line. Despite it's looks, this is an affordable, utilitarian boat that will take you where you want to go and not take up a ton of storage space.

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    • Q:

      Is there a stowage area? If so what is the dimensions, are there 2?
      Asked on 3/16/2014 by poli from Seattle WA

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The Sevylor K79 Tahiti Classic Inflatable Kayak does not have any designated storage area.

        Answered on 3/18/2014 by Steve from Campmor
    • Q:

      Can this be used in the ocean?
      Asked on 3/10/2014 by Sue from Laguna beach ca.

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Our Boating Dept. does not recommend the Seyvlor K79 for use in the ocean.

        Answered on 3/10/2014 by Bob from Campmor
    • Q:

      Do you get paddles with this Kayak or is that a seperate purchase. Also do you get a pump with it.
      Asked on 7/12/2012 by Mine from Kamloops, British Columbia

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Neither paddles nor a pump comes with it. It comes just as pictured.

        Answered on 7/16/2012 by Betty
    • Q:

      I am 6 feet tall, and my girlfreind is 5 foot 3. Will I have enough legroom or will my knees be near my chest. Is there more legroom in the front- if I sit in the front can my legs go under the top of the bow.

      Is there another tandom that is better with respect to legroom?
      Asked on 6/5/2012 by Anonymous from orlando, fl

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Our Boating Dept says this boat would probably be too small. We don't have other tandem inflatable kayaks in this price range.

        Answered on 6/5/2012 by Bob from Campmor
    • Q:

      Received the K79. No instructions. Assumes we know about which valve insertion tool to pump it up. We don't. Therefore it is now unusable.

      Can you offer suggestions about what a "boston valve" is? Appears to be two different sizes to receive air. Both look like the valves found on an inexpensive air mattres. Can a bicycle pump be used to blow up the air chambers?
      Asked on 9/5/2011 by Fred from Dayton, OH

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        A boston valve is a 1 way valve. As long as you have a pump the big outlet hose opening that is large enough to be the same or larger diameter of the boston valve the air goes in and the valve prevents the air from coming out. A good pump is the Double Action Hand Pump
        http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___86668.

        Answered on 8/16/2012 by Steve from Campmor
    • Q:

      Can this be used on class 3 or 5 rapids?
      Asked on 8/21/2011 by Anonymous

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The Sevylor K79 Tahiti Classic Inflatable kayak is not recommended for rapids of any class. It's not designed to bounce off of rocks or sharp objects...(branches)...Basically for flat water.

        Answered on 8/23/2011 by Bob from Campmor
    • Q:

      Can you get the skeg that everyone recommends is necessary to use the kayak?
      Asked on 8/2/2011 by ruidh from New York

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        This item can be obtained through Sevylor for 19.99 plus shipping and handling costs. Go to www.sevylor.com.

        Answered on 8/4/2011 by Betty
    • Q:

      Can one person use this kayak, or will it be unbalanced?
      Asked on 9/29/2010 by Bunnie from PA

      2 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        1 person would be able to use this without unbalancing it

        Answered on 9/30/2010 by Steve from Campmor
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I used it alone, and it was fine.

        Answered on 11/5/2010 by kycalgal from Louisville, KY
    • Q:

      I noticed that the "classic Tahiti kayak #K79" comes in a solid color or with blue seats. Are these the same? Do they have the same 26 gauge PVC? Can they handle class 3 rivers?
      Asked on 9/4/2010 by Anonymous from greer, sc

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The Yellow Sevylor K 79 has changed color from all yellow to yellow with blue seats. The yellow with blue seats will what you receive if ordering this kayak. The new K79 also is made of 26 gauge PVC.

        Answered on 9/7/2010 by Steve from Campmor
    • Q:

      do you stay dry? could this be used in a mild winter setting on the water?
      Asked on 9/4/2010 by Anonymous from greer, SC

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        I would use a wet suit in colder water conditions. Water tends to get in when climbing in and out of the kayak.

        Answered on 9/7/2010 by Steve from Campmor
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    Model Tahiti K79 Classic Inflatable Kayak
    # Persons 2
    Maximum Capactiy 400 lb.
    L x W (deflated) 9ft.7in. x 2ft.2in.
    HP n/a
    # Chambers 3
    Weight 25 lbs.

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