Well I said I would come back when Costco got back to me…The official answer is Trak never replied to them as to when they would have stock and Costco was/is out of stock on the kayak. So, I got my money back and they cancelled the order, it sat for 9 days in “order received” status and when I called the very nice lady said that the order notes said they had contacted manufacturer several times and not heard back. She did say if I kept the order in place, I would eventually get it or a refund, but since we all know Trak wont ship for a year, I allowed her to cancel the order and got my credit within minutes on my credit card. It pretty much went as I thought it would and they would not have a boat for me, but was worth a try.
I will not wait a unknown amount of years with some con-company on a pyramid scheme having my money for all that time, if Trak would ship in 2-3 months I would be willing to wait, but with their shipping history, Trak is out of the question for me.
I am doing research on other boats, I saw a ORU at my local REI, really looks weird, but its in stock. They also had advanced elements inflatable that I liked but really didn’t want a inflatable and its reviews are mixed online. Wife and I looked at a 2017 Ford F-150 over the weekend, if we get that AND keep my S2000, getting rid of the S2000 is not a option, then I may get myself a Anas Acuta which was my first boat back in the late 1970s, loved that thing, even sank it once, luckily in 25ft of water so a quick dive with my scuba gear and it was back above the water I was young and stupid in those days.
I really wanted a small folding or skin on frame take apart or inflatable this time around, just to make it easy to haul around. Anyway…Costco is OUT.