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Old 13 January 2013, 16:16   #11
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Old 13 January 2013, 16:18   #12
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Sorry but I have to agree with Nos4r2

But you could have some good trips on the river/canal/lake

I've got an inflatable canoe, it's great but a slight breeze or current will decide your destination, can't risk that in the sea
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Thats brilliant thanks for the advice, i was going to use it on a beach where there do inflatable kayak hire etc. So it is a kind of private beach but will use it close to the shore and wont bother buying a motor, will just paddle. I have seen youtube videos with people using it in the sea with motors so i guess i was just investigating from there

It's nice to see someone being sensible with one.

The usual story is 'Little Johnny's fine out there half a mile out and screaming for help, how dare you tow him back in after he's fallen out of it 3 times?!'

Check out the Kayaks they hire-there's different degrees of the inflatable ones, and the more expensive ones appear somewhat easier to paddle and far tougher than the 'round' inflatables.
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Sorry but I have to agree with Nos4r2

But you could have some good trips on the river/canal/lake

I've got an inflatable canoe, it's great but a slight breeze or current will decide your destination, can't risk that in the sea
Thats good advice, will need to look for a local lake, river that i could take it on. The problem i suppose is that i have just moved next to the sea, where i will be living for three years and spend all day watching people coming past on boats and wish i could join them
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No need to delete the post that's what this forum is all about, advice sometimes it's not what you want to hear but I'm sure that you will take it well. Welcome to RIBnet BTW
Thanks for the welcome...im originally form Audenshaw :-)
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I started out with something similar to that with an electric outboard motor.

Good fun for exploring non tidal rivers etc but would have to agree with everyone else and say its not suitable for the sea.

Enjoy it though.
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I started out with something similar to that with an electric outboard motor.

Good fun for exploring non tidal rivers etc but would have to agree with everyone else and say its not suitable for the sea.

Enjoy it though.
Thank you, Can you just go into a river without permission?
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Canals and lakes would work. I wouldn't use one in a river though unless it's shallow enough to stand up in-there's invariably plenty of debris that'd go right through one and a current that takes you into a tree/bank could cause a big issue.

At least, that's what the Thames up here's like. If you're aiming for somewhere with different conditions, ignore me
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Just a cock stride from me then
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Thank you, Can you just go into a river without permission?
Most need licenses. where i used to go was about ten pounds a day which is pretty steep really. I soon upgraded to a sea going inflatable.
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