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Old 06-29-2020, 07:46 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where one might purchase a pedal boat. They seem very hard to find, even online. Thanks.
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Old 06-29-2020, 07:54 PM   #2
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You might ask Dive Winnipesaukee (569-8080). They seem to be pretty well connected to the water sports world, and if they can't get it for you, maybe they can give you a lead to someplace that can.
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:10 PM   #3
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Craigslist has a sundolphin pedal boat for sale in Danville VT for $250. For that price, worth renting a truck, if needed to pick it up. Posted today
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:17 PM   #4
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I sold one a couple of years ago.

The buyer picked it up at the dock and carried up our steep hill to his car.
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Every pedal boat I've ever seen has sat way longer than it's ever been used, and that includes rentals.

There is one such at my association—if I can find info on it, I'll post it here.

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Old 06-30-2020, 07:12 AM   #6
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Bought one a couple of years ago ( Sun Dolphin) from Walmart online, drop shipped, with free shipping.
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:21 AM   #7
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We bought one two years ago.....forget the name of the business but it's right on Court st in Laconia.
It actually gets a lot of use …..especially since I cheated and installed a trolling motor & deep cycle battery. We do use the pedals but it's nice to have option of just cruising
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:44 AM   #8
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We bought one two years ago.....forget the name of the business but it's right on Court st in Laconia.
It actually gets a lot of use …..especially since I cheated and installed a trolling motor & deep cycle battery. We do use the pedals but it's nice to have option of just cruising
Not cheating. Old adage: "Work" smarter, not harder. As you said, it can be nice to just cruise.

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Standard plastic pedal boats are like trying to drive a bathtub...I bought one for my daughters some years ago when they rented a lakeside cottage in Massachusetts. Sure it was fun and a way to get them on the lake...
If I were to be in the market nowadays, I would look into the ones built like a mini aluminum pontoon boat! More pricey but a lifetime investment!

“Paddle King” and “Aqua Cycle” are but a couple of brands out there.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:21 AM   #10
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The only practical pedal boats that I know of are kayaks made by Hobie.

https://www.hobie.com/

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We have a Seacycle that we enjoy a lot. We got the option for a second pedaling seat so we can go out together. It’s very stable in rough water, and the drive section tips up if you hit a rock. Worst problem is clearing weeds from the prop. We put a platform across the back for our dog, who loves to come with us.


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