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by Ads22
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak
Replies: 23
Views: 486

Re: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak

Yes a sea kayak is mostly going to be a lot more robust, and therefore heavier, than a race kayak. They will handle a bit differently, many don't have a rudder for steering, just a lifting skeg to stop the stern swinging when paddling down wind, and some, particualrly the more cross over types don'...
by Ads22
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak
Replies: 23
Views: 486

Re: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak

In your first post you wrote: After trying a fibreglass racing style kayak at a local club I wanted to have a similar kayak of my own for just general flat water and river running I think you probably meant 'river touring' as 'river running' means whitewater or at least significant speed of flow, a...
by Ads22
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak
Replies: 23
Views: 486

Re: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak

@Jim and @Jamel2play Great information and knowledge thank you! Yes looking at some models there does appear to be a crossover where they are manufactured by two companies companies. And some very old names popping up that I've had to look up aswell! Another find I have encountered are the used high...
by Ads22
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak
Replies: 23
Views: 486

Re: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak

The boats you've linked: Orange unbranded plastic - could suit you but needs a lot of work and isn't worth the starting price Perception Acadia - would be a good boat for you Orange fibreglass - more of a general tourer than a slalom boat but probably not as suitable as the Acadia, overpriced Gaybo...
by Ads22
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak
Replies: 23
Views: 486

Re: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak

the club were against me joining as they thought i would be ‘off pace’ That statement is a pretty sad indictment, but I am not surprised. Elitist is probably the other word that you are looking for. How about looking at one of the shorter plastic sea kayaks. I am not that familiar with that sort of...
by Ads22
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak
Replies: 23
Views: 486

Re: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak

In terms of what i do now, i think it may be wise to try and sell my current kayak. I thought it would be capable on flat calm water but i feel as though i will always be fighting it even with a skeg etc. Im not necessarily after a fully outfitted tourer but something thats brisk but not too unstabl...
by Ads22
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak
Replies: 23
Views: 486

Re: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak

'old Avoncraft Slalom style kayak' I am not surprised the boat is twitchy and all over the place. That is what the boat is designed to do. Its a white water boat designed for a slalom course so as such it is fairly advanced for a beginner. 'fibreglass racing style kayak at a local club' Was this at...
by Ads22
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak
Replies: 23
Views: 486

Re: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak

Thank you some sound advice on here! @jim and @Chris Bolton i think you may be on the money. It likely is my technique needs adapting to the boat! I find if i sit upright and use tall tight paddling strokes things improve. A relaxed wider paddle stroke does not work with this craft. It can get a lit...
by Ads22
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak
Replies: 23
Views: 486

Advice on stabilising a fibreglass kayak

Hi, Im currently looking for some advice with my current kayak - Im torn between selling and opting for something more stable but want to give it mine a fighting chance. Im relatively new to kayaking but have tried numerous different kayaks since I have started. After trying a fibreglass racing styl...