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WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:42 am
by kayakpete
I am looking for a surf kayak or wave ski, I'm not to worried about the condition as i am on a tight budget (sub 200). Im not interested in anything plastic. I know its a tall order but am prepared for any condition and fixing anything up. If you know of anyone that has something lying about I would be very appreciative.

Im located in the Southwest.

Cheers guys and girls!

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:22 pm
by StoneWeasel
For a decent surf boat at that price you need James Hawker to be selling off one of his old prototypes (he always sells them way too cheap) but I don't think he has any more.

I'll keep an ear to the ground but if anything does turn up in that price bracket it is not likely to be pretty.

Good luck in getting into this amazing side of the sport though, this site may be useful once you do get a boat or ski: Surf Kayak Skills. Where are you based by the way?

Denzil

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:25 pm
by StoneWeasel
I very very much doubt this will sell within your price bracket but it is there at the moment.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/surf-kayak-Me ... 3f2ee92670

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:18 pm
by kayakpete
I am keeping an eye on the max on ebay, I don't mind spending more for one in good nick, but i would prefer on a little beaten up (as odd as that sounds) I've had my fair share of composite boats and can do a decent job of repairing. Im on a tight budget being a student, so my funds are coming from selling one of my other ones. You know how it is, sell one buy another! haha. Thanks for the advice on where to go for the skills, but I'm not new to surf kayaking just a few years out of practise being at uni and all. I am based in plymouth at the moment.

Thanks again.

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:19 am
by StoneWeasel
Ah cool, Do you paddle with any of the Plymouth Uni lot? They have some surf kayakers amongst the old boys that are still around.

If so, persuade Alan Oaks to sell you his old Future Kayaks Round Pin, tell him he is should be buying a new Bullit S anyway.

Denzil

P.S. If you ever want a surf down Cornwall way give me a shout.

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:21 am
by kayakpete
No, I've not paddled with anyone up here, I have been doing a lot of scuba diving over the past three years instead. If i ever find myself in need of a surfer buddy I shall let you know! Thanks very much buddy.

Cheers.

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:51 am
by joegreenway
I know you said no plastic, but I have a plastic waveski well withinnyour budget. If you pick it up, you can have it lol. Free to a good home. Denno the make, all I know is that I prefer my playboat in the waves lol.
baised near exeter. Close to tiverton.
Pick up any weekend.

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:09 pm
by StoneWeasel
If Kayakpete does not want it I may be tempted to take it off your hands. Any chance you could take a pic of it?

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:49 am
by Vanden
If you can go a little higher than £200 (and you can fit in the boat) I can offer an x-tech Mega Revenge. An absolute bargain for this boat.
Based in Ivybridge, just on the outskirts of Plymouth.

Mark

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:17 pm
by roger f
Hey kayakpete,
I might well have a glass ski for you that is currently festering in my garden.
It's good for up to 75kg ish.
It goes like a rocket but looks tatty.
Would be open to offers, £100/ less..?
If you are interested email me and will reply with some pics.
Based in Taunton, working in Exeter on Tuesday (21st) if you want a look at it.
roger@fordhomeelectrics.co.uk
Cheers, Roger

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:22 pm
by andyfx
sorry to hijack post but would be very interested in buying the revenge if kayak Pete isn`t interested I already paddle one so I know it will fit mine is nearly worn through.

Many Thanks
Andy

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:01 am
by kayakpete
Thank you everyone,
joegreenway wrote:I know you said no plastic, but I have a plastic waveski well withinnyour budget. If you pick it up, you can have it lol. Free to a good home. .
Thanks very much for the offer, but due to being a student the majority of the times, the kayak/ski will be walked a fair distances to the surf, and I just sold my plastic kayak so looking for an upgrade. But thank you!
Vanden wrote:If you can go a little higher than £200 (and you can fit in the boat) I can offer an x-tech Mega Revenge. An absolute bargain for this boat.
What weight can this boat support, I am a fairly big lad, just under 14 stone, and what price are you looking at for the Revenge?
roger f wrote:Hey kayakpete,
I might well have a glass ski for you that is currently festering in my garden.
It's good for up to 75kg ish.
Thank you Roger for the post, I am unfortunately to heavy for your ski, but I hope it goes to a good home.


Thank you again for taking the time out to post.

Cheers Pete

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:59 am
by stroppymonkey
Bude canoe club have got a couple of old jesters that they might sell off...

I also have a beautiful Jester Tico Lite in amazing condition that I would sell for £250...

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:00 am
by stroppymonkey
Denzil... Have you got rid of the busted proton?

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:36 am
by kayakpete
stroppymonkey wrote:Bude canoe club have got a couple of old jesters that they might sell off...

I also have a beautiful Jester Tico Lite in amazing condition that I would sell for £250...
Thank you for the info, ill give Bude CC a call. I really am on a tight budget and £250 is a little on the high side, I am fully prepared for a wreck that needs some repairing. Thank you guys again.

Cheers Pete

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:55 pm
by stroppymonkey
Could be open to offers.... Need the space...

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:00 am
by StoneWeasel
stroppymonkey wrote:Denzil... Have you got rid of the busted proton?
The busted Proton (after it had been fixed up back at the Mega factory) went a long time ago to help fund my first Phantom.

The Phantom that a certain asshat smashed, I gave that back to Malcolm when he very generously gave me my new shiny toy.
He has done a grand job of rebuilding it and has sold it on to a young lad from down my way who wanted a Phantom but could not afford a shiny brand new one.

After being fully repaired / rebuilt both would have been out of budget though.

Denzil

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:45 pm
by stroppymonkey
Okay I'll sell you the Tico Lite for £200, and that comes with its own bag and a promise that you'll never find a nicer better more immaculate boat for this money... :-(

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:48 am
by StoneWeasel
stroppymonkey wrote:Okay I'll sell you the Tico Lite for £200, and that comes with its own bag and a promise that you'll never find a nicer better more immaculate boat for this money... :-(
You know how I feel about you selling this boat. Just build a new shed to store your boats in, selling them off like this is not natural man ;)

Denzil

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:57 pm
by Vanden
kayakpete wrote:Thank you everyone,
Vanden wrote:If you can go a little higher than £200 (and you can fit in the boat) I can offer an x-tech Mega Revenge. An absolute bargain for this boat.
What weight can this boat support, I am a fairly big lad, just under 14 stone, and what price are you looking at for the Revenge?

Cheers Pete
Sorry, unless you're particularly lean I'd guess it'll be too small. I'm about 11 stone and it's not a loose fit.

Mark

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:24 pm
by kayakpete
Hello everyone,

Thank you very much for your help and kind offers, I have been very lucky and have been lent a boat for a few months until I have finished uni. Then my first pay check I get will be on a new super duper dream machine! :)

Thank you all again you have been very helpful indeed!

Cheers Pete.

Re: WANTED: Surf kayak or wave ski.

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:19 pm
by StoneWeasel
Awesome!

What boat have you managed to blag?