Cmon all ye Paddlers

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  1. RS_rob

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    So comon then own up how many of you guys n gals own a boat ?
    It doesnt matter what type this is just to get an idea of how many paddler are amongst us, you could own a Kayak either general purpose, tourer, ww, freestyle, sea or even a sit on top or it could be an open or even an inflatable.

    So own up tell us what you've got & maybe we could organise a get together which could be anything from a gentle paddle round a lake or a trip down the Tryweryn or a paddle round Anglesey to watch the seals.

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    Ill start us of then :BigGrin:

    Im a 3 star WW Paddler & Level One coach, I own 3 boats Jackson Journey Tourer/Sea crossover kayak, a Jackson Karma Creek boat & a Jackson Allstar Playboat.

    I also paddle Opens but don't own one as im still trying to persuade the Mrs to get in one:BigGrin:
     
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    I don't have one bit would love one.
     
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    Hi
    Lynn and I have a 2 man sevylar inflatable kayak, love a gentle paddle down a slow moving river or lake.Also have a sit on plastic ocean kayak for the coast I like surfing the waves in and Lynn likes to paddle out into the calm water.:thumb:
    Ian
     
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  5. RS_rob

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    Get out find a club & give it a go:BigGrin: or if your anywhere near us on a meet & theres water nearby Jump in mine & give it a try:thumb:
     
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    We have a Venture Prospector 16 Canoe ... do most of out paddling on the Rivers Deben and Stour.

    Daughter is a Sea Scout and also a keen kayaker and is doing a weeks kayaking course at HMS Bristol with the Sea Scouts end of this month.. I was there last year ..

    I'm also a Sea Scout leader.. have a power boat level 2 license .. The Scouts also do dinghy sailing, pulling boats, kayaking and rafting..

    On the Stour last summer with the Sea Scouts
     

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  7. RS_rob

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    Our favorite places are in Wales Gwynant & Bala but Im always open to new venues :BigGrin:
     
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    Don't think mine will fit :Sad:

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    Song of the Paddle have meets at Bala camp site .. but not been to any yet ..
     
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    Lol :Rofl1: youll be more suited @ Burnham on Crouch where my mates Westerly Griffon is moored :BigGrin:

    I wanted one but she preferred a Motorhome so maybee a dinghy @ some point :Wink:
     
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    My water ride is a surfboard, so I (literally) look down on kayakers/canoeists as the second lowest form of aquatic life. I have lost count of the number of times I've been buzzed and nearly mown down by wave-hogging seagoing goatboaters.

    Look on the bright side though, at least you're not the lowest form of aquatic life - that's jet skiers.

    Isn't Watersports snobbery appalling considering we're all on the same level? :Wink:
     
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    I got lots and lots of Sevylor Kayaks, any one want to buy one..... please :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
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    We have a Gumotex!:BigGrin:

    Just right for us two, a picnic and 2 dogs!:thumb:
     
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    I am thinking of getting one agene former level fore coach inland
    or for you old timers senior instructor BCU
     
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    Would like to have a boat, but SWMBO is dead set against anything smaller than a cross channel ferry.
     
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    Now you've done it. I have found myself looking at kayaks. Used to love playing in one when I was (a lot) younger.
    I may have to get another one. :thumb:
     
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    Couple of kayaks here. I drop hubby and daughter off at Rockley Pier, Hamworthy and then pick them up at Sandbanks several hours later. I can relax and sunbathe whilst they potter about on the water :BigGrin:
     
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    Well, I started a lot of years ago kayak paddling in the scouts.

    Then went on to slalom competition in kayak before progressing to C2 and then C1 competing all over the country.

    Followed this with a brief spell in sea kayaks doing the Devises to Westminster as training before getting into the Guinness book of records for paddling across the North Sea Zeebrugge to Felixtowe in 28 hours 58 minutes and 12 seconds.

    Currently boat less but fancy something inflateable, prefer Canadian.

    Martin
     
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    My daughter and I paddle.We paddle mainly marathon boats and have a selection of K1 and K2's of Carbon Kevlar construction. I also own an old white water play boat but haven't paddled white water for a few years now, but when I did enjoyed camping at Bala and paddling there. I've paddled a fair bit in Europe as well.
     
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    None here at home but my very good buddy is very into his Surf Ski, well that's what he call it, I'd say it's more like a slither of carbon:Laughing: I'm down with him in mid June and I know he's got ideas of me in it:Eeek:

    Here catching some waves and enjoying the ride (camera on his ski)

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgqcdyCoG0M"]Tony Kenney Surfski Jan 2012 - 3 lads on skis.m4v - YouTube[/ame]

    A few years back when he stayed with us he borrowed a neighbors Kayak and went across the lake here, had coffee and came back, each way is 14km…..
     
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