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Old 06 September 2004, 05:07   #1
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I have finally got my kayak, it's the 'sit-on' type rather than the 'sit-in'. I tried it out on the river In Dorset. It was like a dream come true. (Chrisallse bought it for me).

I was wondering if anyone else in into kayaking?

I plan try it out on the Thames at Maidenhead/Windsor as soon as my eyes improve and I get the all-clear from the doctors!

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Old 06 September 2004, 05:26   #2
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I bought a sit-on Ocean Kayak 'Frenzy' three weeks ago in Anglesey having just seen a guy riding the surf at Treaddur Bay in one. Without doubt the best 299 I'll ever spend, fantastic fun, and of course the beauty of the sit-on ones is if you fall off them you don't have to worry about being trapped in the cockpit - which is nice.

Their stability is excellent and they're great for fitness training, but it's the fun you can have in surf that really appeals. Jono Garton's your man if anyone wants one - he was so impressed with my one he's just taken on a distributorship for a range of sit-ons, single and two man. And he's swapping his cockpit kayak for a sit-on!
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Old 06 September 2004, 07:11   #3
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How do you stay on? Are there knee grips or summat?
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Old 06 September 2004, 07:31   #4
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Hi Phil, it's great to hear someone else has a kayak. My one is an ocean kayak 'venus'.

I'm trying to find one which is more suitable for a 'larger framed person'.... any ideas?

JW ..... I'm attaching some info on it for you...

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JW - you can get thigh straps for using in the surf, but in normal use they're so stable that falling off isn't an issue anyway. You actually sit in a sort of well and there are slots for your feet which also help to keep you in. Would definitely recommend getting the little optional backrest though, which makes it all a lot more comfortable.
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A more detailed picture....

I've bought the backrest, it's so comfortable, it just moulds into the shape of your back, worth every penny!
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Great range of colours, eh Kim? I've got an extremely lurid lime green one, in fact it's exactly the colour of this smilie.....
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OK, ta.
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Old 06 September 2004, 07:51   #9
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Yes, Phil a very big range.... I just wanted a plain one, blue being my favourite colour, I had to have it. I purchased mine from second-wind in Dorset. Highly recommended!

I'm still looking at tips on how to get on/off it in deep water. It was easy to get on at low tide, but a different story later in the day.... Chris managed to help me out, but trying to get on it again, I missed missed the kayak and fell in the river almost pulling Chris in with me.... (he was not amused!)

I'm looking at getting some neoprene gloves, I have found I lose my grip a tad on the oars and thought gloves would help. I'm hoping to buy some at the Southampton boat show.

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Old 06 September 2004, 16:05   #10
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Something To Aim For....

What a fantastic achievement...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/news/092001/06/kayak.shtml

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