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Old 04 January 2009, 18:52   #1
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Anyone else here use a sit on top kayak?

I want to buy a kayak to add to my toy box this year - specifically a second hand Ocean Kayaks Malibu Two, so if anyone knows of one knocking around unused at the back of someone's garage, please let me know!

Also thinking about a Prowler 13, or maybe something smaller like a BIC Bilbao. Anyone tried one of these?

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Old 05 January 2009, 07:22   #2
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It appears that you are prepared to buy any type of boat, other than a RIB
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Old 05 January 2009, 07:41   #3
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It appears that you are prepared to buy any type of boat, other than a RIB
Maybe the cost of petrol
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The cost of petrol, or diesel for that matter, certainly focuses the mind but it's the cost of keeping a boat that doesn't get a lot of use that really hurts.

Small and cheap is good. No storage costs, minimal maintenance and insurance costs, negligable depreciation. If it only gets used a few times a year because of other commitments then no problem.

There's plently of fun to be had mucking around in little boats - if I had something bigger I'd want to be doing more ambitious trips, which means more time and money. It's good to try different things, if only to fill in the gap before the next RIB

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Old 05 January 2009, 11:56   #5
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What was you last RIB John?
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Old 05 January 2009, 12:15   #6
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My last RIB was Phoenix of Portsmouth, previously owned by Alan Priddy and better known as Spirit of Portsmouth. As far as I know it's still languishing in a severely neglected state at Drivers Wharf.

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How comes they didnt have to lift the bridge for you to get under it John ?
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Anyone else here use a sit on top kayak?

I want to buy a kayak to add to my toy box this year - specifically a second hand Ocean Kayaks Malibu Two, so if anyone knows of one knocking around unused at the back of someone's garage, please let me know!

Also thinking about a Prowler 13, or maybe something smaller like a BIC Bilbao. Anyone tried one of these?


John
Got a second hand one of these for sale- It's the same colour as the one second from the left in the pictures.

http://www.stcstores.co.uk/tek-sport...ayak-397-p.asp
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http://www.surfango.com/hawaiigt/index.htm

How about one of these, very handy if you get fed up paddling (or miss-judge your stamina)

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Old 05 January 2009, 13:20   #10
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Got a second hand one of these for sale- It's the same colour as the one second from the left in the pictures.

http://www.stcstores.co.uk/tek-sport...ayak-397-p.asp
Mm.. there is a small, but fatal, flaw in your sales pitch.... "Max User Weight: 125kg".... That's John right out of the frame then...
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