Mega Rave - Anyone paddled one?

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Mega Rave - Anyone paddled one?

Post by yabbadabba » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:39 pm

Hi to all,
Possibly looking at buying a Mega Rave.
Has anyone here paddled one?
If so what are they like, what waves are they ideal for and anyone know how long they are?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Mega Rave - Anyone paddled one?

Post by Pav » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:25 pm

A vintage kayak from Mega. Maybe 20 years?
I remember a picture of one in the catalogue on the south coast pebbles. Sorry that's all I can offer.

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Re: Mega Rave - Anyone paddled one?

Post by yabbadabba » Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:36 am

Oh didnt realise they were that old.
Have made an offer of £170 on one but still deciding if its worthy of buying.
Looking for something to use on smaller days.

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Re: Mega Rave - Anyone paddled one?

Post by StoneWeasel » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:56 am

I quite like the Rave. It is essentially a short longboat and there was nothing else like it and no real interest in that sort of boat for a long time, now they are all the rage.

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Re: Mega Rave - Anyone paddled one?

Post by jam bo » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:24 pm

I had one about 1998? Kayaks&paddles let me take it out on demo knowing full well I'd buy it.

Fast for its size, loose, sometimes to loose. This was in the days before fins.

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Re: Mega Rave - Anyone paddled one?

Post by StoneWeasel » Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:42 am

jam bo wrote:This was in the days before fins.
Not strictly true but it is before fins were common and before fins had really been put in the right place ;)

The airforce which was available at the same time was finned but they were waaaaaay too far back. Also, some of the 70s cruisers had one massive fin that was far too big.

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Re: Mega Rave - Anyone paddled one?

Post by yabbadabba » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:48 am

Going to reply to my own post and hopefully this will make the surf kayakers smile.
Well the update is I now own the Mega Rave.
On Sunday I picked the Rave up from Dawlish and headed down to Cornwall (Polzeath). Waited for the incoming tide and was rewarded with 3ft clean surf.
Was curious to how the Rave would perform, couldn't stop grinning on the way home.
The plan is to have 2 x surf kayaks, the Rave for the mellow days and something for the drop and hope days.
Did a 355 mile round trip to pick the Rave up and get a surf session but it was well worth it.
A thank you to Stoneweasel for the info provided :)
Now to source the short Beastie :)

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Re: Mega Rave - Anyone paddled one?

Post by ukpaddler » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:00 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mega-Fury-sur ... 500wt_1414

Mega Fury surf kayak in great condition for an older boat. Not splits or repairs, just usuals scratches from beach launches.

Playful surf kayak for the smaller/lighter paddler. Big boys with with size 10's will not fit this baby!

These boats were £800 when new.

Collection only from Eastbourne area. BN23

Cash on collection please.

Any questions please ring 07779 044547 or email may on steve@cvcc.org.uk

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