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by James Ward
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

Thanks a lot for all your brilliant help people. Breath of fresh air you lot are and you seriously helped loads :)
by James Ward
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

He already said there aren’t any markings or anything on the boat unfortunately In the first of the photos, you can see the edge of a black "splash" sticker underneath the paddle. Usually on Daggers, this "splash" has the name or the size of the boat written on it in white. Ah I see now and I had a...
by James Ward
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

Did you get the pm james Just looked and doesn’t look like I have any pm’s? As the sender of a PM, you can check whether it's still in your Outbox. When it's opened, it disappears from the Outbox. If a PM seems to have disappeared, check it was a PM not an email, as you get a choice when sending - ...
by James Ward
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

He already said there aren’t any markings or anything on the boat unfortunately In the first of the photos, you can see the edge of a black "splash" sticker underneath the paddle. Usually on Daggers, this "splash" has the name or the size of the boat written on it in white. Ah I see now and I had a...
by James Ward
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

G7AFM wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:00 pm
Did you get the pm james
Just looked and doesn’t look like I have any pm’s?
by James Ward
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

Adrian Cooper wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:16 pm
The boat will have a name on it on the back deck under the paddle
He already said there aren’t any markings or anything on the boat unfortunately
by James Ward
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

He just got back and said he made it 2470mm long Could be a honcho or a GTX at that size (allowing for some tape measure error) and, from my perspective, difficulty seeing detail of the photo on a film Sent from my H8216 using Tapatalk As you say at that size 2470mm (8.1) in old money makes it the ...
by James Ward
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

Looks like an early GT series you need to get him to measure the length tip to tip where abouts are you based Maybe be a honcho (or whatever the smaller one was called) , not a bad boat, but you led want to check the size. Sent from my H8216 using Tapatalk He just got back and said he made it 2470m...
by James Ward
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

Looks like an early GT series you need to get him to measure the length tip to tip where abouts are you based Im in Worcestershire somewhere between jct 9 and jct 7 M5. Brilliant! I'll ask him to measure cheers for that. I did ask him if tehre was anything on it and he said "only the Dagger bit" :)
by James Ward
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

Great so I WOULD be OK in a GTX then cheers for that. Finding a GTX is quite difficult. Loads of Gt's . Please note - I don't guarantee anything! I totally endorse terryg's advice about joining a club and demoing some of their boats before you buy. One man's fish is another man's poisson. People co...
by James Ward
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

Anyone know boat what this is as the guy doesnt know?

https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kayaks- ... 1365542945
by James Ward
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

+1 for a Dagger GT. I learned to paddle in a GT 7.8. I'm 5'7" and 12.5 stone, and I was on the upper end of its weight range, so you would probably want either a GTX or a GT Max. The GT is a nice responsive boat with fairly hard edges, so it's good for learning boat control on easy water. It's not ...
by James Ward
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

I'm a similar height/weight to you. My first boat was an Inazone 242. I loved it, but as I progressed and was carrying more "leader" stuff in the back I found the tail caught me out too many times. Next boat I got was a Liquid Logic Hoss. They are the biggest size of the Lil'Joe/Trigger family. Unf...
by James Ward
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

Sorry about the questions but there is another I would like to ask about as it’s up the road from me.

It’s the Pyranha Master gt? It’s cheap and it also looks cheap? Any views in comparison with the others?
by James Ward
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

I would add the dagger GT series to your list, not too aggressive in terms of edge, but enough to be a good learning platform. Low cost as well. There are 4 versions so worth working out weight including kit and deciding which will fit you. (I'm 6'4" 19 stone and liked the GT Max when I reviewed it...
by James Ward
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

I'd have said the Z1 (Z.one) is probably midway between the RPM and inazone 242 you're looking at in terms of playfullness vs likelihood of catching edges... though they're all very much the same type of boat. It is a newer design, for what it's worth. If it's a similar price, certainly consider it...
by James Ward
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

Both of those are solid options. Old designs, but good. RPM Max will be a bit more stable, and a little faster on flat water (not that you'd really notice). The Inazone 242 is the largest in the inazone range, but I think it will still be a little more likely to catch edges than the RPM. However, i...
by James Ward
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

Re: A boat to start off with

You say you intend to join a club, this is your first step. Then use club boats until you know what is suitable for the paddling you intend to do. Hi and thanks for the reply. Yes I do :) I will be joining a club and know exactly what club and why but timing is dependent on a few things. Health bei...
by James Ward
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1179

A boat to start off with

Hi I am looking for advice on a used boat to start off with. Around 30 years ago for a few years I used to go Kayaking and was in a club and did a bit of mucking around in a fiberglass thing and a big heavy plastic thing. I did 2 star. Haven't touched a boat since. However I am now living near a riv...