Pyranha H3

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Kayakpilot
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Pyranha H3

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Anyone got any thoughts on the H3 ?
I have the chance of one in mint nick.
I currently paddle grade 3 in an Inazone which i like. Just learned to roll.
Would the H3 suit my needs and allow me to progress ?

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Re: Pyranha H3

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My first though is about myself 3 years ago. I paddled an inazone on grade 3-4 water and wanted a bigger boat to make my life a bit easier. I bought a medium burn. Now looking back I think that I got a big boat too early. If I had continued paddling the inazone I would be a better paddler today. A big boat has its place but beware of becoming over reliant on the volume of your boat to carry you through rapids. The inazone is a great boat and is more than capable of running grade 4 and many scottish grade 5's. It may not feel like it just now but I think you would progress far more in a smaller boat.

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Stick with the Inazone, you'll learn more quicker.

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I learnt in a club inazone 242 then bought a H:3 245 and love it. They seem to be holding their value well to.

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The H3 is an excellant river runing boat (in my opinion), I now paddle a burn but loved my H3 and would have no problems paddling one again. My sone and a couple of mates have all paddled H3s and they all like them.

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Thanks guys and also to pickeringpaddler for his email.
Would i be right in thinking that the H3 is similar to the Karnali ?
I really like the K but the H3 will be a lot cheaper if i get it. (it is as new).

Iain

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No the H3 is not like the Karnarli. Sorry. The Karnarli is a semi displaced hull, where as the H3 is planning. It is the Burn that is the closest to the H3, and is infact the development from the H3
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The H3 has a similar hull shape to the Inazone and so it will surf and carve nicely but it has more volume at the stern which makes it a better all round river boat (so the tail won't sink after every drop). There aren't that many good H3's about so I'd definately buy it.
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It's already been said, but the H3 is a really good river boat. It's fast and stable with no bad habits.

I think your best solution would be to buy the boat, and also keep the inazone too. You can use the H3 on rivers that may push you more and you've still got the inazone for when you want to play or maybe go surfing.
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