Leanna Tomlinson Posted July 15, 2009 Share Posted July 15, 2009 We have a pond and have just recently installed a dock. I thought it would be fun to buy a paddle boat, but my husband and sons (10& 11) want a canoe. My eldest son (14) says he'd rather buy a kayak. We can only get one right now and I can't decide what to do.:confused: My husband is afraid the paddle boat is the most likely to break, but I thought I could get some exercise using it. I also think it's the one I'm least likely to fall out of.....I am not too excited about SWIMMING in the pond! We also have 4 dd's ages 5,7,17,&18. I thought the little girls would be safer in a paddle boat. The boys want to have a canoe so 3 people can fit in it. They want to learn how to operate a canoe so they can go on the nearby river. My teenager thinks the kayak would be easier to manage and easier to fit in the truck to take down to the river. I did buy two rafts and the younger children can paddle around with those, but the weight limit excludes the teenagers. Any thoughts? Does anyone know if paddle boats are likely to have maintenance problems? Leanna Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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