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What sea Kayak to buy? - budget 3 - 500 approx

  • 18-06-2020 2:31pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,422 ✭✭✭ worded


    1-2 people. Ability to move seat to middle important so.

    Something with a resale value in case I don’t fully take to the sport, but it’s likely I will

    I have a few hours of Canoeing experience and can swim well.

    Open to inflatable

    I’m clue less what to buy ....

    Any help appreciated


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,303 ✭✭✭ tphase


    Join a club, do some training courses and try out as many different boats as you can.
    Double your budget.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,422 ✭✭✭ worded


    tphase wrote: »
    Join a club, do some training courses and try out as many different boats as you can.
    Double your budget.

    Thanks for the advise


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 4,947 ✭✭✭ pullandbang


    worded wrote: »
    1-2 people. Ability to move seat to middle important so.

    I'd assume you're going to need a Sit On Top rather than Sit In (though I'm open to correction).
    Have a look at Darrens Kayaks in Cork. He has a huge range and you get to try them at sea. Linky - https://www.darrenskayaks.com/index.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,070 ✭✭✭ tritriagain


    I'd assume you're going to need a Sit On Top rather than Sit In (though I'm open to correction).
    Have a look at Darrens Kayaks in Cork. He has a huge range and you get to try them at sea. Linky - https://www.darrenskayaks.com/index.html

    Not an expert by any means but I have a 16ft sea kayak and a sit on top Bic kayak. Depending on what you want it for. When I bring my daughter with me I give her the sea kayak and I can't keep up with her and I'm a powerful lad. If you want to mess around in a bay a sit on is more suited imo. If you want to explore along the coast and further a sea kayak is ideal. I paid 900 for mine over 10 years ago but they last forever so money well spent.


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