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Thread: Is that the time?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    South West Wales

    Default Is that the time?

    'Morning, just. I started reading the website yesterday evening having seen it mentioned on another forum. There is much that I find interesting and a lot that mystifies me too. Zero knowledge of canoes and canoeing and only ever attempted it once, in a wobbly plastic Kayak thing loaded with kit, paddling against the flow of a tidal river. Not a happy Bunny...
    Thought I might give it a go again at a more leisurely pace in something more stable, so the hunt begins, but I need to learn what I am looking for first. Because of storage restrictions and transport limitations it might well be a decent...stable...inflatable, but the stowage problem may well be resolved in the near future, so a rigid canoe could follow.
    Anyway, enough for now, but happy to be here.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Bangor, Co Down.


    Welcome on board. Many of our members start with inflatables. One has even gone the other way starting with a rigid but finding a "pump hull" the best option.

    Either way it's good to have you here. Good luck with the search.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Lochwinnoch, Scotland


    Welcome. As Al has said many members start with an inflatable and it often leads to a rigid canoe. Folders are more expensive but tend to solve the storage problem with less of the drawbacks. However whatever you get you will find it really opens up the outdoors to being explored in a way you can’t do on foot.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008


    Hello and Welcome!

    There are quite a lot of us in the southeast, keep an eye on the meets section once you're afloat, and have a read in the blogs section too.
    Paddler,blogger,camper,pyromaniac: Blog: Wilderness is a State of Mind

    Paddle Points - where to paddle

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