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Imupsidedown
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Valley sea kayaks

Post by Imupsidedown » Fri Apr 19, 2002 3:10 pm

anybody know if ther eis a UK website for valley all I can find is usa importers selling Valley kayaks

Richard Seaby
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Re: Valley sea kayaks

Post by Richard Seaby » Fri Apr 19, 2002 5:11 pm

Knoydart (or some such spelling) do valley boats - they are in cumbria but go to most symposiums if you want to try

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Mike Buckley
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Valley

Post by Mike Buckley » Fri Apr 19, 2002 6:44 pm

Dont think they have a site.

Look at Knoydart's site www.knoydart-kayaking.co.uk/ and all the Valley boats are there. Dave Felton, the boss at Knoydart does demo days and might also lend a boat if asked nicely :)

members.aol.com/kayakbook...ekayak.pdf has a good overview of Valley boats.

Stick something like "buy a Nordkapp" into Yahoo or Google and that'll produce some interesting reading.

No connection - just happened to be doing something similar looking for info on the Aquila. Anyone got any experience with an Aquila??? Especially the "larger" paddler.

Craig Addison
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Re: Valley

Post by Craig Addison » Mon Apr 22, 2002 9:36 pm

Paddled with a chap last week who had one, it's a big old boat, should fit the bigger paddler, with room inside for all the pies!!
Didn't get to paddle it myself, but it looks like a stable reasonably fast expedition boat, think I've had a go in one but can't quite remember.

Craig.
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Mike Buckley
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Valley

Post by Mike Buckley » Mon Apr 22, 2002 9:52 pm

Cheers Craig - 'tis a Quest for me!

Craig Addison
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Re: Valley

Post by Craig Addison » Mon Apr 22, 2002 10:08 pm

>"Cheers Craig - 'tis a Quest for me!"<

A much better choice, the Quest is one of P&H's best boats for a long time, stable, reasonably fast, surfs & tracks down waves really well.

Craig.
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Mike Buckley
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Valley

Post by Mike Buckley » Mon Apr 22, 2002 10:24 pm

>"the Quest is one of P&H's best - - -"<

Sure hope so! Given that it's replacing the Jubilee which was a lovely boat if only I'd been a size smaller ;)

It was fast - I just hope the Quest is too.

Still, it's gone to a good home and the Quest is eagerly awaited - - - - -

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