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Kayaks, boats in high demand since pandemic began

Since the pandemic began, there have been a number of items that have been flying off the shelves.
Published: Aug. 5, 2020 at 3:41 PM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Since the pandemic began, equipment to help people socially distance outdoors has been hard to find.

Kayaks and boating gear are on the top of the list.

TV5 stopped by Ski Rack Sports in Bangor Wednesday.

They say there has been a high demand for kayaks, bikes, and other equipment.

Many manufacturers are now playing catch up.

Kayak sales soar at Ski Rack Sports in Bangor
Kayak sales soar at Ski Rack Sports in Bangor(WABI)

Boat Shop Manager, Chris Hopper, says a lot of companies are back ordered until October.

While it is hit or miss right now, Hopper says they're doing their best to accommodate everyone who comes in.

“We’ve been very blessed and lucky, and had a lot of business,” said Hopper. “A lot of folks have cabin fever and they’re not able to take the vacations that they wanted so, they’re spending money elsewhere trying to take their mind off things with bikes and boats.

Ski Rack Sports does a have a wait list for kayaks and other gear.

We have just received our first ski shipments for the up-coming season!!! Brahma Black Pearl Mantra Kenja Kendo Yumi... you know what we re talking about!!!

Posted by Ski Rack Sports on Monday, July 27, 2020

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