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Something faster

Post by Mark R » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:33 pm

Anyone got a fast sea kayak they want to sell to me for almost nothing?

Any suggestions welcome. By fast, I mean quicker than my usual workhorse, a Cetus.
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Re: Something faster

Post by andyE » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:51 pm

Perhaps your forward paddle technique need improvement ! just a thought.

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Re: Something faster

Post by Mark R » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:09 pm

Better technique will make me go faster? How interesting. What about bears...some have suggested that they defecate in wooded environments, what's your view?

But seriously...someone please sell me a fast boat, for next to nothing. Willing to negotiate, but that's the gist of my request.
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Re: Something faster

Post by journeyman » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:26 pm

Best i can do is give you a set of go faster stripes to stick on the boat, that should add an extra half a knot at a push.

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Re: Something faster

Post by Aled » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:40 pm

I have an original Kirton Inuk (carbon layup) sitting in the garden, but it needs quite a bit of TLC...

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Re: Something faster

Post by Mark R » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:54 pm

That is very interesting, check your PM Aled.
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Re: Something faster

Post by Drahcir Ris » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:25 am

journeyman wrote:Best I can do is give you a set of go faster stripes to stick on the boat, that should add an extra half a knot at a push.
This is meant to be a serious discussion. I would suggest putting a lot of heavy stuff in the forward compartment. This will tilt your boat so you are always going downhill - worth at least 2.137 knots (average).

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Re: Something faster

Post by Yakdiver » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:56 am

I can't understand why people want to go faster sit back paddle slower and enjoy the ride, and sooner you get home the wife will give you a job to do.
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Re: Something faster

Post by Phill2132 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:06 pm

Sounds like you need to improve your fitness to go faster

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Re: Something faster

Post by PhilAyr » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:24 pm

Get a sail ! :-)

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Re: Something faster

Post by adrian j pullin » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:37 pm

Mark R wrote:... What about bears...some have suggested that they defecate in wooded environments, what's your view?
Coming across said bears may improve your speed a little as well!
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