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Author Topic: Inflatable Kayak's/Canoe's are they any good?  (Read 8998 times)

FlapJack

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Has anyone got an experience with inflatable kayak's or Canoe's they can share?

Can really compare to the real deal?
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Re: Inflatable Kayak's/Canoe's are they any good?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012 »

It depends what you want to use it for.
River running would be a no, paddling along a lake or beach then yes ideal.
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FlapJack

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Re: Inflatable Kayak's/Canoe's are they any good?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012 »

thanks Kayakgirl, i think i will just stick to the usual canoes
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Re: Inflatable Kayak's/Canoe's are they any good?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012 »

I would say depends on the inflatable. Lidl special, no, but the alpaca rafts are designed for rivers and are supposedly very tiresome to paddle on lakes as they have no keel. People are running them on quite big rapids (people with experience). They're all the rage in the outdoor blogosphere for wilderness adventuring! You'd expect them to be good though for the price  :o
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FlapJack

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Re: Inflatable Kayak's/Canoe's are they any good?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012 »

 :o

Wow you can buy a Canadian for that kind of cash, but they do look the business.
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Re: Inflatable Kayak's/Canoe's are they any good?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013 »

Decathlon sell a Sevylor inflatable, it's a good boat with a wee keel and everything - ideal for flatwater paddling.  My in-laws have one and they've done a fair bit on the lower Bann and some paddling on lough Erne. 

plus it packs up into a bag.

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Re: Inflatable Kayak's/Canoe's are they any good?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2013 »

I've had a go in one of these
http://www.amazon.co.uk/INTEX-CHALLENGER-KAYAK-INFLATABLE-CANOE/dp/B009QNWTVU/ref=sr_1_1?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1367593235&sr=1-1&keywords=intex+k1

And it was good fun (read the reviews). As long as you realise they have limitations, they can be an easy to carry alternative for occasional fun, I reckon.
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Re: Inflatable Kayak's/Canoe's are they any good?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2013 »

Nice link FairWeather... hadn't seen that one before. I'd been considering one of the cheaper 1-man intex inflatables for micro-adventures, but that might be worth the extra spends.
Depends on the weight...  ::)
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Re: Inflatable Kayak's/Canoe's are they any good?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2013 »

Flapjack there's a prowler 15 for sale on gumtree if your interested heres the link and he's giving it away at that price ..

http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/ocean-kayak-prowler-15--sea-fishing-kayak/1017251032
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Re: Inflatable Kayak's/Canoe's are they any good?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2013 »

Quote from: piczo link=topic=3152.ms :(g46297 date=1367605047
Flapjack there's a prowler 15 for sale on gumtree if your interested heres the link and he's giving it away at that price ..

http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/ocean-kayak-prowler-15--sea-fishing-kayak/1017251032

Thanks piczo, that is a steal but unfortunatly i am broke at the minute  :(
Karma for the heads up though.
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Re: Inflatable Kayak's/Canoe's are they any good?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2013 »

No worries ..
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