Newbie on the river!

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Taffzorro
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Newbie on the river!

Post by Taffzorro » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:33 pm

Finally I have got myself a kayak. It is old and second hand but I have been told it is riverworthy. However it does look quite tatty. It is very old (circa 1980s). I wanted to know where to start either to either rejuvenate it or get it river worthy. Some people have mentioned flotation bags and the seat looks like it could do with some padding. Any tips? Also should I just launch it and hope for the best? I have done a little bit of kayaking before and the river is mild where I live.

There is loads of second hand gear around for a beginner so I was wondering what I should aim for to get a taster.

Appreciate any help. Thanks
David

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