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Questions new members commonly ask e.g. Which kayak should I buy?

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Postby anth0ny » 14 Jun 2018, 20:46

Hi all,

I have actually been a member here for a long time, but now really seriously looking at buying my first yak.

I am looking at a second hand Eco Paddle Sports Ambush (opinions would be great) pretty much kitted out ready to go for $700 on gumtree. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-view-detai ... 1178689914

Any other yaks new or 2nd hand around that price mark I should look at?

I have read to practise re-entry in deep water (cheaterparts) and I was googling kayak safety courses. I think it was $90 for 3 hours.

I was wondering how willing the members here would be to allow me to tag along until I get my balance, bearings and confidence and experience up?

Cheers
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Re: New Member

Postby Galey » 14 Jun 2018, 21:37

Welcome aboard mate. I’m sure you will find some mates to hook up with. Where are you located?
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Re: New Member

Postby anth0ny » 14 Jun 2018, 21:46

Thanks mate!

I am in the South East, frequent lang lang and balnarring areas land based
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Re: New Member

Postby choppers » 14 Jun 2018, 22:14

Welcome to join me on a trip or two when I manage. Won't be next two weekends, parental duties.
Your approaching this the right way. Safety course is a good idea if your not confident and that day you will probably find a fishing or two to head out with for the safety in numbers
"Ye old town" Yak captures - gummy (116) salmon (32) flatty (35) yakka (28) silver trev (25) couta (38) plus all the garbage fish

Prowler victims - squid (30cm) Gar (36) Snapper (80 :yahoo: ) kgw (39)
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Re: New Member

Postby anth0ny » 20 Aug 2018, 17:21

Hi again,
Thank you for your responses so far
I'm rehashing my old post.
I broke my ankle playing a charity game of footy after I posted this, so the kayak shopping went on the back burner.
Now I am back and fit, I am looking again.
I have looked at a few online https://www.kayaksonline.net/kayaks/fis ... -albatross
4.1m seems good - I am around 5'11 and 88kg
https://slhobie.com.au/hobie/lovig-kaya ... averick-13 A bit more expensive for the Lovig
I have been watching gumtree and ebay for SH models, but there isn't too much there at the moment.

Any advice/knowledge/reviews from anyone who may own these 2 models, or suggest an alternative to have a look at?

I will be heading in to have a look in the next few days to have a really good look and hear the sales people out, then hopefully come home with a nice new toy to modify and test and modify to my hearts content.
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