The Kayak Return to front
As a young lad my brother and I owned kayaks (40 years ago +) -
these were used in local rivers great fun
Recently walking along the river and watching some Kayaks we decided
this was worth a revisit !
They have come along a very long way from the heavy fiber glass
boats of yesteryear
We were looking for something that would take two adults with the
occasional third passenger
After much research we settled on the excellent Gumotex Solar, there
is a wide range of kayaks from around £100 upwards.
Around £100 plastic boats, low pressure so not at all ridged, very
light on the water prone to be blown of course, don't track well.
Around £250 plastic as above but in a nylon sleeve, an improvement
as pressure can be higher, these have the issue of drying after use
and possible mold growth if not fully dried out
for this reason we dismissed as we would struggle to properly dry.
around £600 these boats are made of the same material that RIBS are
made of and can be inflated to a higher pressure, they track well
and can be wiped dry when out of the water.
we have used ours in the sea and are very happy with the
Just unpacked and blown up in the front room :-
lots more pictures to come !!
we have used the boat a lot now, Cornwall, Cambridge, Hertford etc