£20 for a used kayak - good deal or not ?

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£20 for a used kayak - good deal or not ?

Post by JohnO » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:23 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/canoe-kayak-l ... 4ac6e27123

“Paint has been removed - so use it as is, or paint it to your own colours. No leaks. if you want a really cheap kayak for the summer - you could do a lot worse ”

Really!! I would be interested to see if anyone can find a worse offer.

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Re: £20 for a used kayak - good deal or not ?

Post by JohnO » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:37 am

It has 2 bids on it!!!!, come on who is after it. Looking forward to seeing it on the Big T sometime soon ;)

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Re: £20 for a used kayak - good deal or not ?

Post by Betty » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:42 pm

White water kayaking is a very small niche market in this country. Most paddling is done on flat water, using sit on tops or boats not too dis-similar to this one. The seller is correct. If it is sanded down and painted it will be no different to the fleets of kayaks used every weekend on flat water. It isn't my idea of fun, but I am sure it will make someone happy.

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Re: £20 for a used kayak - good deal or not ?

Post by Chalky723 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:42 pm

Betty wrote:White water kayaking is a very small niche market in this country. Most paddling is done on flat water, using sit on tops or boats not too dis-similar to this one. The seller is correct. If it is sanded down and painted it will be no different to the fleets of kayaks used every weekend on flat water. It isn't my idea of fun, but I am sure it will make someone happy.
Exactly right, a huge amount of paddlers have never been on or near white water (and no access hassles) & have no idea the BCU exists. I bump into these all the time on the Great Ouse along with fleets of Dancers - and nearly as many inflatables...

To any doubters - try paddling along a navigable (by motor boat) river & you'll see what I mean.

That one's right on the edge of usable though...

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Re: £20 for a used kayak - good deal or not ?

Post by morsey » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:58 am

Chalky723 wrote: a huge amount of paddlers have no idea the BCU exists.
The lucky ones!

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Re: £20 for a used kayak - good deal or not ?

Post by morsey » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:01 am

There were actual bids on that!

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Re: £20 for a used kayak - good deal or not ?

Post by Big Henry » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:07 am

It went for £41.

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