Affordable recreational sculls

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Affordable recreational sculls

Post by Tricializ » November 16th, 2019, 8:46 am

I am looking for a used Eden TS515 or equivalent for my rowing son. Would love for Christmas (hence looking for used). Do I bite the bullet and just get new (and hide the receipt from hubby haha) or does anyone ever sell these used? THanks so much.

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Re: Affordable recreational sculls

Post by Yankeerunner » November 16th, 2019, 1:21 pm

Some of my friends have found good buys on Craigslist. And now is a pretty good time to find bargains, with the rowing season ending in a lot of areas.

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Re: Affordable recreational sculls

Post by Cyclist2 » November 16th, 2019, 3:19 pm

The website row2K has classifieds, also. row2K is mostly racing shells, but the occasional rec shell pops up, too. If you are in California, Open Water Rowing is rotating their fleet out and has several boats in that class for sale right now. Here is the specific link:

Good luck with your hunt!
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Re: Affordable recreational sculls

Post by frankieboy » November 19th, 2019, 5:18 pm

Our club bought a couple of new ones as we couldn't find used. Always the story, happy to spend $10 on a racing boat but wont spend $2k on a good trainer unless they absolutely have to.
If you do buy a used boat (of any kind) go and see it before you buy it as "like new condition" means something different to the seller than it does to the buyer. Also you wont get a warranty on a used boat.

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Re: Affordable recreational sculls

Post by PaulG » November 21st, 2019, 10:01 am

These folks, Adirondack Rowing, often have good used shells.

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Re: Affordable recreational sculls

Post by c2jonw » November 21st, 2019, 12:28 pm

The Craftsbury Sculling Center has a variety of boats in its fleet and they often have used boats for sale. JonW
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Re: Affordable recreational sculls

Post by AlecSpa » November 21st, 2019, 11:03 pm

I have an older Alden Martin Trainer for sale in west central VT w/oars for $1000 if you’re interested.