project 52

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project 52

Post by boater_nick » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:54 pm

Hi boaters
Im wanting a new playboat and have been looking at the project 52!
has anyone got any good feed back on them or is there other better contenders

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Re: project 52

Post by Gromit :D » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:10 pm

I have a project 52 and I love it!
Its very 'poppy' for looping and the liek, its short but rapid fast and carves niceley and dispite early misgivings I find it realy easy to roll. Im a bit on the light side for it but can still make it do what I want without damaging myself trying to shift a realy haevy slwo boat whicg is nice.
Its also super super comfy :) !
One small niggle with it though is the ratchet straps if you crank them tight stick out a bit over the cockpit rim putting pressure on your spraydeck. I dont know if itll go through but I have 2 little dents on my spraydeck now.
I still love it though!!
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Re: project 52

Post by das bump » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:57 pm

To my mind the best plastic playboat ever made. I have tried many and never found one i like as much as my 52!

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Re: project 52

Post by Gareth H » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:07 pm

As far as the current market goes there is only 2 boats that are worth considering the Project range and the Star range. Both are fantastic boats and have advantages and dis- advantages on an individual basis and sizing really makes a difference as well, so just demo and make your own choice from the feel and response you get on the water.

I would say the Star range has the edge for me, but thats my choice and the reason why I think it has the edge, is probably the reason why someone may not like it.

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Re: project 52

Post by SwamP » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:10 pm

Got the P62 and find it the most comfortable playboat I've ever sat in...I've sat in loads.

I hear the P52 is waaay better than the P62 which has hidden it's ON switch from gumbies...a USP in my book!

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Re: project 52

Post by boater_nick » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:19 pm

Thanks for your views guys Im off to the outdoor show next weekend so should get chance to demo some boats (or at least sit in some)

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