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Old 09 April 2012, 04:09   #1
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Anybody got a cheap sit on kayak for sale

looked on ebay and the prices are ridiculous!
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Old 09 April 2012, 04:19   #2
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Anybody got a cheap sit on kayak for sale

looked on ebay and the prices are ridiculous!
Yep they are not cheap, it's wrong time of year to buy now Best looking on some kayak websites on the for sale sections.
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Sit on Kayaks are the best thing since sliced bread - to boldly go where no RIB can go
Very true, I wish that I never had sold mine.
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I was thinking of buying one of these myself but I have a couple of questions: (a) are they as safe as the normal sit-in types with the spray apron thingy? and (b) does kayaking knacker your shoulders?
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I was thinking of buying one of these myself but I have a couple of questions: (a) are they as safe as the normal sit-in types with the spray apron thingy? and (b) does kayaking knacker your shoulders?
I have a couple of frenzys great fun surfing big waves and you don't get trapped in like a sit in one
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I was thinking of buying one of these myself but I have a couple of questions: (a) are they as safe as the normal sit-in types with the spray apron thingy? and (b) does kayaking knacker your shoulders?
(a) for the novice probably safer. (b) like any new exercise you will feel it if you have not used these muscles before, but it is good exercise and the fuel is reasonably cheap (mars bars)
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i agree, great cheap fun and allows people who like me cant surf, to surf!
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I bought one a couple of years ago and ended up buying new as the used prices were so high.

Shouldn't knacker your shoulders unless you're doing something wrong!
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I was thinking of buying one of these myself but I have a couple of questions: (a) are they as safe as the normal sit-in types with the spray apron thingy? and (b) does kayaking knacker your shoulders?
I have a single and a double sit on and I can get back into both of them (Perception) if they capsize which is a major plus point to me.

Mine are also broad which aids stability but does add a lot to the drag so are not good for long distances.

Great exercise and will built up your upper body if used regularly
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True - but Kayaks are not supposed to land on Submarines either...
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Given its location it must have belonged to the Irish Naval Service
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Great fun, Everyone joins in even the Mrs, Especially while waiting at a busy slipway. Keeps the kids excited, Chuck it on the roofbars when you finished, Hose it down when your home and stick it back on the wall. Simples
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These sit upons are a great starter for 10, all thats been said before stable, safe, relatively cheap compared to a closed cockpit kayak, and easy to get back on / in if you fall off.

Down side is, there not a closed cockpit kayak!, where you can be a bit more adventurous wrt the water you decide to paddle.

In general a good way to get started with Kayaking but will be limited if you want to move onto learning the next level.

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Ive got a couple, both Ocean Kayaks. Prowler 13 for myself and also the Malibu 2 for when the wife fancies going out as well.

As stated, good for excercise, easy to launch/recover.... and cheap to run
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[QUOTE=GJ0KYZ;455273(b) does kayaking knacker your shoulders?[/QUOTE]

To answer the second question is a bit more difficult, it depends on how much you do and how extreme you take it like all things.

Most injuries are actually getting it off and on the water (remember benz ze knees!)

If your just doing simple paddling then you'll be fine, but a few of my friends in the club have dislocated there shoulders doing "high braced" supports when surfing or a bit of white water.

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