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FOR SALE Gumotex Helios Inflatable Canoes/Kayaks

Discussion in 'General Classifieds' started by Minxy Girl, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

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    I am selling a pair of quality single seater Gumotex Helios Inflatable Canoes/Kayaks, one blue, one green. We've had them for 3 years but they have had little use as hubby has difficulty getting in/out due to his bad hip/knee so we got some more 'open' ones which he can manage better.

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    More photos below.

    They are very, very good quality and easy to inflate/deflate - it takes about 5 minutes from getting them out of the bag to being on the water. We use a double action pump but an electric one can be used instead. The material is extremely tough and doesn't puncture easily - we've never had a puncture and have taken our dogs out in them without worry. There are some marks as you would expect from putting them in/taking them out of the water but this is purely cosmetic. Having the covered front and rear means that you don't get wet when waves hit the bow/stern, in fact the only water you'll normally get on you will be from what's dripped on you from the paddles!

    There's more info on the below web page:

    http://www.gumotex.co.uk/inflatable-kayak-helios-1-2

    INFO: One thing to watch out for with inflatable canoes is how they are made and how easy they are to dry* and these are a doddle as they are made in once piece - it is all 'moulded' together so the water cannot get 'inside' at all - they can therefore be quickly and easily dried with a cloth/towel and put away and if they're a bit damp it doesn't make any difference to them. They also can be inflated to a higher psi than the bladder type so are more rigid and are very tough being made from full Nitrilon (a material which will take a lot of knocks). You can put on a skeg and also a rudder if you wish.

    [* There are a lot of other makes of inflatable canoes/kayaks which have an outer cover and inner bladder which are very difficult to dry so you end up packing them away wet or leaving them out to dry at your campsite so not ideal for motorhomes - we had some and soon got shot of them.]

    I'm looking for £250 each or £450 for the pair - they're over £300 new.

    I can post via courier at a cost of £17 each (if less I'll refund the difference), or take to Peterborough show to save postage.

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  2. Puddleduck

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    We have kayaks but just wanted to say that these are some of the best inflatable kayaks in their class and price range. :)
     
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    Nice boats!

    We have a Gumotex Palava which is a Canadian style canoe.
    These really are the best inflatables for motorhome use. They dry so easily compared to other makes.

    Good luck with the sale! We would have been tempted if it wasn't for the fact our dogs come along for the ride.:)
     
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  4. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

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    We used to have a Palava too but changes to singles to stop the 'arguments' of who should paddle when etc!

    Our dogs do too ... can't keep them out!

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    This was when we had the Palava with 3 dogs in, the heffalump in the middle and 2 smaller ones at the front - you can just see the head of one of them:

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  5. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

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  6. bigtwin

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    Bump!

    There's only one left now after a deal was done at the Peterborough show.

    It was a timely purchase as we'd never have got the motorhome of the field without the tow we had from the canoe!

    Ian
     
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  7. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

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    Yup, just got the green one left ... I'm considering keeping it though ... decisions, decisions! :D
     
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