May I present the Wilderness Systems Zephyr 155:
The odds of this boat being available at a discount at the end of the year...actually pretty good.
Odds that it will be reduced by 40% and in a price range which I can afford without draining my savings account and resorting to the credit card to buy a paddle ($300 more or less)...absolutely nil.
I just spent an hour-and-a-half after work today falling in love and doing the kayaking equivalent of donuts in the middle of the Charles in this boat.
I need to marry rich.
I may have to settle for buying a season pass for another year...
Doesn't it figure that when I settle on a sport I love, it happens to be a horrendously expensive sport.