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Old 15 January 2009, 10:50   #21
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I don't know much about kayaks but I remember seeing these at one of the boat shows a couple of years ago http://www.hobiecat.com/kayaking/

I thought they were ingenious! Apparently much more efficient than traditional paddles, so require much less effort. I can't remember how much they were but they did seem very well made.

Might be worth considering?
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Old 15 January 2009, 12:47   #22
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I saw one of them being demonstrated at Southampton a few years ago. Looked quite cool actually.

Just had a look, and it would seem that they are ludicrously expensive though.
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I've just had a quick look on this page and the miragedrive must be made of gold to justify the difference in costs!

http://www.canoesandkayaks.co.uk/cat...anoes_1_Person
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I think that the best investment is a polyethylene kayak
there are models from the river and sea
the river are more short while marine and long keel

if you want to have fun on the waves, the maximum is a kayak from the river.
if you look at my site (gommonirib) kayak see link in all my adventures

In Scotland there are many streams specialty extreme kayaking
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Hi John, just came across this if you are still interested

http://www.marinewarehouse.com/acata...le_Kayaks.html

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Hey JK

Did you ever flash the cash on one those bad boys?

If so what do you think?

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I picked up an ex-display Bic Bilbao at a good price off Ebay, and have taken it out a couple of times so far. It's fun for playing around off the beach, which is what I got it for, but it's certainly not an expedition kayak.

It is great for just loafing around it, without feeling that you need to be dashing around all the time. It feels quite strange being able to go in very shallow water, and in close to breakwaters without worrying about bashing a prop!

Looks like I've got a deal sorted on a Malibu Two and a Kea so the whole family can play.
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Went for a walk at the weekend near Poole and someone had some type of Ocean Kayak and it looked like the ideal thing for Poole Harbour or up near the Purbecks.

Might pop down to my local paddle shop and have a look at one up close.

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