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Scout Advanced Frame Inflatable Sit-Inside Kayak

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$337.49

Regular $449.99

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Model # 11842028 | Mfg # AE3033

Product Description

An inflatable kayak with the performance of a rigid shell!

Lightweight, easy to store and a cinch to transport, our Scout Advanced Frame Inflatable Sit-Inside Kayak makes a great choice if you've never owned a kayak before! That's not to say more experienced paddlers won't appreciate its advantages as well. It's pretty easy to understand the convenience of having a 10'5" long kayak that is only 30" x 17" x 10" when folded and weighs only 32 pounds. After all, you don't need a roof rack or a truck to get it to the water. But what about performance? That's where our kayak becomes a game-changer. With an aluminum-reinforced bow that slices through the water like a knife and an aluminum-framed stern with a tracking fin that acts as a skeg, it won't wallow around like an oversized pool toy. This kayak not only tracks straight in flat water, it'll also cut through the waves like a rigid shell.

 

Easy To Set Up

Our Scout Advanced Frame Kayak comes completely pre-assembled with integral bow and stern framing and an inflatable floor. To set it up you simply unfold it, inflate it, attach the seat and start paddling. It deflates and folds back up for storage just as easily. A foot pump is included.

 

Hull Design

Made from three-layer, heavy-duty PVC tarpaulin with RF welded seams for durability, our kayak features built-in aluminum frames that define the bow and stern and improve tracking. Abrasion pads are added in high use areas for years of trouble-free paddling.

 

Cockpit

A supportive, high-back, adjustable padded seat is included. There's generous storage behind the seat and the inflatable floor provides insulation from the water's cold.

 

Deck

The forward deck lacing is a great place to stash items you need access to quickly. You'll also find comfortable carrying handles at the bow and stern to make those unplanned portages easier (although some people just invert the kayak on top of their head and wear it like a hat to carry it).

 

If you don't already own them or it's time to replace the ones you have, remember to order a kayak paddle and a life jacket (both sold separately) so you'll be ready to splash your kayak as soon as possible!

 

Construction

  • Three-layer PVC tarpaulin
  • 32" width
  • 10'5" length
  • 32 pounds

 

Specs

Scout Advanced Frame Inflatable Sit-Inside Kayak

Best Use Recreation
Capacity 250 Pounds
Color Orange
Chambers 4
Seat Type Adjustable Back Support
Material 3-Layer PVC Tarpaulin
Seam Construction RF Welded Seams
Warranty Details One Year
Weight 32 Pounds
Features Rod Holder
Carrying Handles
Deck Rigging
Bungee Cords
Hull Construction Inflatable
Length 10'5"
Width 32"

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West Marine Scout Advanced Frame Inflatable Sit-Inside Kayak
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Easy to lift (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Easy to paddle (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Flat waters (4)
  • Day trip (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great kayaks!

By Juanita Jane

from Lansing, MI

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Flat Waters
    • Ocean Swells

    Comments about West Marine Scout Advanced Frame Inflatable Sit-Inside Kayak:

    Bought these kayaks a couple of years ago and LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Have recommended to many friends. And have shared them with lots of friends, too. They are very comfortable. Seat (which is adjustable) seems just fine to me. We use them in a large marina that opens out to the sea... and they handle quite well. Mostly they are very comfortable and easy to use.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Kayak

    By Sailor Pete

    from Anacortes, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Easy To Lift
    • Easy to Paddle
    • Good Maneuverability
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters

      Comments about West Marine Scout Advanced Frame Inflatable Sit-Inside Kayak:

      I bought one of these a year ago and used it during a cruise on my sailboat to SE Alaska last summer. I used it often to explore each nights anchorage. It worked so well I bought another one this spring so my wife and I will each have our own.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Kayak

      By Stuart

      from Pagosa springs Co

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about West Marine Scout Advanced Frame Inflatable Sit-Inside Kayak:

          I love this kayak! Do yourself a favor and get one!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Kayak

          By Captain Easy

          from Bellevue, WA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Easy To Lift
          • Easy to Paddle
          • Good Maneuverability
          • Stable

          Cons

          • Difficult Entry & Exit

          Best Uses

          • Flat Waters

          Comments about West Marine Scout Advanced Frame Inflatable Sit-Inside Kayak:

          I have a small cruiser and these are perfect. They are light and easy to store and work well for kayaking around the bays we anchor in.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Easy to assemble and stow

          By Jimmers

          from Traverse City, MI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy Entry & Exit
          • Easy To Lift
          • Easy To Stow

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Day Trips
            • Flat Waters

            Comments about West Marine Scout Advanced Frame Inflatable Sit-Inside Kayak:

            Due to a cold Spring, it has not been in the water yet. I don't expect it to track well, but that is speculation.
            Very easy to unpack and inflate. Very easy to deflate and stow.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good Kayak; Better know what you want

            By Linda

            from Kansas City, MO

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Get On The Water
            • Good performance
            • Very stable
            • Well Made

            Cons

            • Seat Is Pretty Basic
            • Takes a long time to dry

            Best Uses

            • Camping
            • Easier Whitewater
            • Rivers and Lakes
            • traveling

            Comments about West Marine Scout Advanced Frame Inflatable Sit-Inside Kayak:

            With only one main chamber and a couple of small ones, it is very easy to pump this up. Foot pump is adequate, but if you want to spring for a better pump get the Advanced Elements dual action pump with gauge (so you'll have the right valve adaptors). This is a very fun boat, and there is room (barely) for my 25# dog. We were assaulted by two big Labs recently and had no problem with damage or tipping. It's also uniquely marked and very pretty.

            I haven't yet been able to compare it nose to nose with hard shell kayaks, but I think this boat performs very well. Tracks well and maneuvers easily. It is affected by wind more than a hard shell would be, but still very steerable. It was recommended to me by another seller to upgrade to a high-pressure floor. Kind of expensive to do that, but if you care about performance, you'll be glad.

            The boat is perfect for my needs. But, I was NOT happy with West Marine's online help. There was no store near me, and the online reps didn't know any more than what they (and I) could read online. Fortunately, another retailer who sells a very similar boat and who knows their products answered more questions for me.

            The problem I did have, though, is that I wanted to upgrade the seat. No one at West Marine could answer the big question -- is their upgraded seat compatible with this boat? I ordered it, and it was NOT. When I called, the rep quickly pointed out that they sent me what I had ordered. She must have been sick on 'commiserating with an unhappy customer' day during training. When I grumbled, though, she offered with no kindness in her voice to pay for the return shipping, so I'll give them that.

            This is a lot of money to spend without being certain of what you're getting, its performance pros and cons, etc.

            The BOAT gets full stars, but the experience could have been better.

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good inflatable kayak

            By StanB

            from Seattle, WA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good tracking
            • Inflates quickly
            • Light Weight
            • Material seems durable
            • Stable
            • Stores In Compact Case

            Cons

            • Seat Can Slide Around

            Best Uses

            • Lakes And Bays
            • Short To Moderate Distanc

            Comments about West Marine Scout Advanced Frame Inflatable Sit-Inside Kayak:

            I recently purchased 2 of these for a sailboat trip in the San Juan Islands. Unfortunately I didn't check them out ahead of time and found one of them had a slow leak, which was a bummer. One of the islands we visited had a West Marine store and I was able to exchange it with no hassle.
            The kayak comes with a small bellows foot pump which I thought would be insufficient. It worked fine as the boat inflates in less than 5 minutes. The kayak is very stable, and if you inflate it firmly the kayak is pretty stiff. Other reviewers have highly recommended purchasing the stiffening bar. I'm not sure yet. With the skeg on the bottom it tracks pretty well for a short boat. The kayak is light and easy to lift on and off the sailboat. My only issue was you have to be careful not to collapse the seat when getting into it. Would have been better if the seat rest was connected to the rear of the cockpit to keep it vertical.
            Overall, for what we purchased these for, I think they'll work great.

            (46 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great inflatable!

            By some anonymous guy

            from Babylon NY

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy setup
            • Light Weight
            • Portable
            • Stable

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable seat

            Best Uses

            • Camping
            • Recreation
            • Travel

            Comments about West Marine Scout Advanced Frame Inflatable Sit-Inside Kayak:

            I bought this kayak over a hard shell because of a lack of space at my apartment. It's very stable and for an inflatable it tracks well, its fairly quick, and it's pretty durable! I use it on the bay a lot so its been beached many times and shows no sign of wear. I had to slightly over inflate it to keep it from folding in bad chop and on large boat wakes. There is a good amount of storage behind the seat as well as tie downs on the bow and stern, and a bungee web on the bow so you can carry a good amount of gear! The downside is the seat is flimsy and tends to bunch up and shift so it gets very uncomfortable! Leg cramps were a problem too since there are no foot rests, but I solved that by putting my gear bag in the front of the cockpit instead of behind the seat. Overall though, its a great boat that you can fold up and take anywhere!

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