New upgrades - 2nd removable fin was added in front, for better directional stability.Also set of 4 D-rings were placed on tubes for optional electric motor mount attachment across tubes.
New model of inflatable kayaks board with pedal drive for human powered propulsion on a water. Any type of low or high beach chair can be mounted on top of that kayak using double D-rings with straps. Great for pleasure cruising or fishing.
Kayak comes with aluminum bench and rotomolded mount to hold pedal drive on that bench. Also comes with high quality aluminum pedal drive, compare to $899. Pedal drive is new model that can be folded for portable storage and transportation.
Kayak has elongated cut out to drop in pedal drive. Cut out can be closed with a Velcro cover. Motor can be lifted up and out of way for easy beaching. Pedal kayak can also be used without drive, with regular kayak paddles.
There are 2 steering options for inflatable pedal kayak. Easiest and simplest, is just to use kayak paddle to change direction of movement. Fins on a bottom of kayak helps it with strait directional movement. Just few stroke of kayak paddle can easily adjust direction as needed. Additional option, is to attach optional kayak paddle or SUP paddle (not included) to one of double D-rings in rear of tubes, drop blade in a water, and use that paddle blade as a rudder. Reason why rudder is not part of kayak package, is to keep prices low. Adding rudder will increase price by about $200, while using kayak paddles to adjust direction is simple and strait forward. If rudder absolutely needed, there are ways to add rudder DIY method.
Length - 12'
Tube diameter - 8"
Floor thickness - 6"
Inside width - 22"
Max weight - 300 lbs
Kayak weight - 33 lbs
Pedal Drive weight - 15 lbs
Shipping/Packing Size - 33 x 23 x 12".
Pedal drive folded dimensions: 35 x 8 x 3"
Pedal drive is saltwater ready. Flashing with fresh water after use is recommended.
Recommended air pressure for tubes 25kpa and floor is 60kpa.
Any type of beach chair, sand chair, lawn chair, etc (not included) can be mounted on top of this kayak.
Included: hand pump, aluminum bench, 2 removable fins and rotomolded mount for pedal drive.
High quality, new folding compact design pedal drive included.
Inflatable Pedal Kayak PK365. (shown with non folding pedal drive)
Customer's review of pedal kayak
Inflatable Pedal Kayak first prototype.
Rotomolded pedal drive mount need to be bolted to aluminum bench with 2 provided stainless steel bolts.
2 plastic sliding locks need to be attached on top of rotomolded mount with 2 screws each. Locks are needed to hold pedal drive rod inside mount.
Slide aluminum bench with mount installed inside 2 pouches on top of kayak tubes, while kayak about 50% inflated. Wet ends of benches in a water to make sliding easier. Or, use soapy mix if difficult to slide.
Position such way that mount is in center of kayak, aligned with elongated cut out in kayak floor. Pedal drive shaft must be perpendicular to the floor.
Remove Velcro cover, and lower pedal drive into opening. Secure with Velcro strap between 2 x D-rings in front of opening, so that motor does not move upward when pedaling. If you need to raise pedal drive, simply disconnect Velcro straps and pull motor out of opening by rotating it over rod secured inside rotomolded mount. You can also close cover and place motor prop right on top of that cover. But, to do not turn pedals in this position, as that might loosen bolt holding prop and prop can be lost while in use.
Use straps with double D-rings to secure beach chair to kayak floor. Experiment to find best possible position.
Generally, kayak paddle can be used to easily adjust kayak directions, with just few strokes.
Or, use strap with double D-ring at one end of tubes, to secure paddle to make optional rudder, if prefer that way.
Important Notes on assembly:
Assemble kayak and pedal drive at your home first, before going for actual water run.
Make sure all components fit properly. Please check all nuts and bolts not to be loose before first use.
When pedal drive lowered, it's shaft should rest against cut out front section.
Pedal drive shaft must be perpendicular to kayak floor.
If pedal drive not perpendicular to the floor, it might be necessary to re-drill new holes on aluminum bench to adjust position of pedal drive little bit forward or backward. Because inflatable kayaks assembled manually, one by one, slight variations are possible during production. If that is the case, and shaft not under 90 degree angle to the floor, then all you need to do, is to remove bolts from motor mount, position it on top of aluminum bench in a such way that shaft of pedal drive is perpendicular to the floor, mark edge of motor mount on bench, and drill 2 new holes to secure motor mount to bench. Another option would be to remove plastic pedal drive mount, rotate it 180 degree, and then bolt it back to aluminum bench. Because distance from tube to edge of mount different that might move pedal drive shaft to correct position without need for drilling.
Pedal drive rebuild video can be found here. Oiling and maintenance videos here.
Been out a few times with this boat now. This boat is fun! It has some glaring design weaknesses, that I'll take care of and, considering the price and build quality, I can live with that. The bungeed cargo area could and should be inset. Some of the D-ring webbing is of a slick material so doesn't hold tight. This is especially problematic with the loop that's supposed to be used as a paddle/rudder point. Slips right open. Useless. It's an unacceptable means of steering regardless, especially when trolling backwards, as is trying to manage dipping too short paddle ends. I've already added a flip down bow steering rudder. This also allows me to forego the PITA fins that clip on the underside. All that said, it's solid and quite stable, even with a high seat. The motor is well built and HEAVY. Maybe aluminum housing would've been good. One final note. It does not come with a paddle as others have stated.
Rog04/06/2021, 11:09 PM
It doesn't happen often that you purchase something and months later you think this is actually money well spent and price is really good. This yak is one of those feel good buy. This is a well built kayak and honestly I haven't found another like it at same price. Hobie has one but the price is outrageous.
The pedal drive is great since I fish a lot and even just pedaling around the lake on a nice day is relaxing. I hope this will not be discontinued and if I save soon enough will get another for my daughters graduation present.
Damon Sasso09/08/2020, 02:34 PM
This boat gets so many comments, mainly "It looks like you're having fun!" and it's true. I did have a small problem with the pedal drive when I ordered it, but the folks at Boats to Go were so responsive in getting me the part I needed, just excellent customer service!
SteveC03/19/2020, 08:49 PM
It took me a while to get the kayak working correctly, some of it was my issue, but the service department was unbelievably responsive and were willing to do whatever was necessary to make sure that I was happy. The kayak does come with a two sided kayak paddle, but not the one sided stand up paddleboard (SUP) paddle that you might want to use as a rudder with a handle. I found that for peddling, if I didn't use the fin, and just used the included paddle as a rudder it made the kayak super responsive and controllable, but you wouldn't be able to paddle it straight without the fin, but it's great when peddling (and I will never paddle again after how fast and easy it goes with the "motor"). I'm very happy with my purchase and am building up my leg endurance like crazy. It's also a third the price of other inflatable pedal kayaks and works great.
Jeremy Owens01/21/2020, 04:59 PM
its so much fun to pedal in this, its nice and relaxing just what i need. Really easy to transport and use I am super happy with my purchase.
Randy01/15/2020, 02:48 PM
This PK 365 is so much fun to ride and people keep looking at me so surprised. I was afraid it might be easy to tip over since I prefer a high chair on it but was pleasantly surprised on how stable it is.
Allen Young01/05/2020, 05:06 PM
Was surprised by how light weight it is yet feels like quality to the touch. I thought I might have to buy the pedal separately but was really happy to see it included. This is so much fun to ride.
Ben W11/03/2019, 01:04 AM
I highly recommend this to anyone thinking of buying it. I have had so much fun with it, its really nice quality and cant complain about the price.
Dan Wilson09/21/2019, 05:02 PM
Me and my buddy both bought one and we have been racing each other for quite a workout, its great how easy it is to pedal, it can go fast.