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    Hi all,
    I am selling my sea kayak and looking for a canoe.
    I'm after a two seater that will be paddled mostly solo on rivers canals and lakes Max length 15ft
    Any advice on best buy.
    Thanks and regards
    Eddie

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    I've no doubt that you'll get loads of advice - some of which might well make you feel like taking up extreme knitting instead - on hull shapes, hull materials, tumblehome, tumble-out, freeboard, maximum loadings, optimal seat positioning, colour, chines, chimes, chives, hives, lives, airbags and BA's.

    My top tip, for what it's worth, is to borrow or beg a paddle in as many different makes and models of canoe as you can to find out which one suits you best, then buy one of them! I'm sure there are lots of people near you who would be able to help. I've got two (antiquated) canoes you could have a go in, if you don't mind a trek over to Worcs. Best of luck.
    Juvanile delinkwit (retired), vaguely faffing around with a pair of pliers.

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    Great reply and I might take you up on your offer as I know sod all about canoeing and not that much about kayaking either.
    My mob 07766516683 home 02476454355 I'm in Coventry.
    Problem I have now is my car,just got a VW Lupo which very small and my kayak is 17ft

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    Buy Ray Goodwins book,have a good read of that,before buying.
    Decide what you want to get out of canoeing before committing to a boat,as hull and size are crucial .
    Buy the best boat you can afford,possibly second hand on here,invest in some decent coaching or join a local club,who may have boats to try.
    have fun.
    reassuringly negative

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    Hi Eddie
    Thats a nice sea Kayak, someone will get a nice boat.
    Have any canoes in mind that you would like to try.
    Dont let the length of the canoe worry you, a 16ft will be fine on your car and give you alot more choice.
    PM me if you want to try mine.
    Ratty (Russ)

    I know only that what is moral is you feel good after. What is immoral is what you feel bad after.
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    Whereabouts are you

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    Eddie
    You met me on the Cov canal when you first tried your kayak.
    Ratty (Russ)

    I know only that what is moral is you feel good after. What is immoral is what you feel bad after.
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    sorry about that,memory like a proverbial sieve.
    Might have a look at this today http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...:X:RTQ:GB:1123
    What your opinion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edimax View Post

    A bargain at that price and if you don't mind the weight. Look after it you'd get your money back if you find it's not suitable long term.
    Nin Wanakiwidee Tchiman

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    Shhhhhh someone might offer 5 more,

    Looks really clean, whats the weight like?
    ( I think Old Man just answered that)
    Ratty (Russ)

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    According to the web site 80lbs,not sure how my lupo would handle with that on the top.
    Might go and have a look and try it out,on the roof and the water.

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    Is it royalex
    if it is Go and buy it
    get out and paddle it as much as you can 400 it's a no brainer

    Edit
    just read full listing it still looks a good buy at 400 but I think if it wer me I would hold out for a RX boat
    Last edited by InnerGimbal; 5th-May-2012 at 12:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InnerGimbal View Post
    Is it royalex
    if it is Go and buy it
    get out and paddle it as much as you can 400 it's a no brainer

    Edit
    just read full listing it still looks a good buy at 400 but I think if it wer me I would hold out for a RX boat
    Nah Tom, its polylink, plastic to you and me!
    "Is life getting easier or do I just paddle more?"

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