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DSL
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Inflatable Kayak's
Any pearls of wisdom for a good choice of decent quality two person inflatable kayak to stick in the boot of the motorhome for foreign trips Usage likely to include lakes / rivers & the odd bit of calm(ish) seashore, not planing any serious white water stuff at this stage\" class=\"smiley\" /> Would like a kit that includes paddles & couple of life jackets, don't need the hand pump as the truck has an on board compressor that I guess can be adapted to take the hassle out of inflation duty's Had an email from camping world offering a bit of a deal on a Sevylor Hudson 2+1 that looks to be a decent bit of kit
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In my limited experience Sevylor are a decent make. Had an three man inflatable dingy of theirsfor many many years and the kids knocked 7bells out it and it kept coming back for more. They sometimes have the kayaks on offer at Costco if you have one near by. Edited by - Jerry on 24 Apr 2011 20:22:27
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A friend of mine who is in the kayak business says the following Yes he's on the right track with the Sevylor. Or the Eagle is amazing value, Mitch has one and has left it rotting in his back garden, brings it out once a year and it always works - http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=eagle+inflatable+kayak&hl=en&rlz=1C1CHMR_enGB325GB325&prmd=ivns&resnum=2&biw=1176&bih=452&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=6257890758978238467&sa=X&ei=zYK0TdW0JI3HsgaMuIXgDA&ved=0CE8Q8wIwAA# Simon
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No idea about inflatable kayaks, no idea about makes, but I did notice Costco had a couple of inflatable kayaks when I popped in about 3 weeks ago, might be worth checking, don't know if that helps or not Tim
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Last year got an Advanced Elements Convertable for easy non serious paddling hugging the coast line. A bit pricey but Decathlon of all people sell them. For what it is it paddles very well and is extremely well made. Definitely worth a look.
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I have the Sevylor Colorado, it's pretty tough. I had mine out yesterday on the saltings (bass fishing) which meant a lot of carrying/dragging. Light enough and tough enough.
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I have one of these ARK kayark - albeit the single person version - which I bought when I lived in South Africa. Mine is now 10 years old and has been used in Africa, Asia and the USA as well as the UK and without wishing to tempt fate, it's still as good as new. The link is from the ARK.co.za site to a UK distributor but i have no idea how current the set-up is, I know ARK itself is still going strong in Zuid Afrika however so if the local chap isn't active I'm sure you could go direct.
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I can recommend the ARK products. I used one to run a section of the Zambezi (rapids 11 to 25 for those who know the river) and it was brilliant fun. Only drawback is that I can't actually kayak so I spent more time swimming than paddling But get it right (as I managed a couple of times) and the grin factor is immense Big thanks due though to the safety kayaker who kept me, well safe, when he could stop laughing at my sorry efforts.
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Cheers fella's Looking at going for a sea eagle 370 pro having popped over to Decathlon and had a look at the Sevylor range which unfortunately have limited back support for my still poorly back
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Any updates on this one ?? As I now live within spitting distance of The Thames I am looking at getting an inflatable kyak for my wife and I, and have got my eye on a Sevylor Colorado (the 2012 version). Are they rugged enough ? I have heard stories of the seams leaking etc, is this true ? Other than Decathlon, where best to buy ? Richard ?
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Never had a problem with mine leaking (replaced with a Prowler 4.7 xt now) Use the supplied pressure gauge when inflating and if its a hot day be ready to let some air out. I can see expansion being the cause of split seams. Paul