Any kayakers?

Discussion in 'Hobbies and Interests' started by Drago II - the sequel, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Drago II - the sequel

    Drago II - the sequel Regular Member

    ...on here? I'm a newbie, got into it only recently but as I gain experience will eventually get a sea yak too.
     
  2. Spinney

    Spinney Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Under the edge
    Got a sea kayak, have done a few trips in Scotland, but they've been in the garage for the last 5 years. Need to try to get back into it next year.
     
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  3. OP
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    Drago II - the sequel

    Drago II - the sequel Regular Member

    My physio suggested it to strengthen up my shoulders. Done a bit ofmriver kayaking and really enjoy it.

    Numbnuts from the other side is heavily into it. He's on a few yak forums here and there.
     
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  4. Spinney

    Spinney Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Under the edge
    Yes, I knew that - I came across him with the same user name on a kayaking forum.
     
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  5. ColinJ

    ColinJ Regular Member

    Location:
    Todmorden
    I am mainly into cycling and walking but kayaking is something that quite appeals to me. The thing is, I don't drive so I would really be a bit restricted in where I could get to.

    Ooh, hang on - Hollingworth Lake is only 11 km away and they do training courses!

    I have dodgy shoulders, so it might be good for me too.
     
  6. Spinney

    Spinney Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Under the edge
    Hmm. I know someone who used to be a keen river kayaker but had to give up because it gave him bad shoulders. Working up gently is probably the way. That doesn't sound very Drago-ish though! ;)
     
  7. Rocky

    Rocky Regular Staff Member

    Location:
    On the sofa
    I'm not currently a kayaker but I'm seriously tempted. We moved here nearly a year ago and we are very close to the Thames and I always look on with envy at the people paddling along......so watch this space.
     
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  8. ColinJ

    ColinJ Regular Member

    Location:
    Todmorden
    In my case, the pain comes when using my arms above shoulder height. I don't have problems carrying weights or riding my bike. I reckon I would be okay with some moderate paddling.

    Thinking about it ... Do you wear a wetsuit when kayaking? It must be bloody freezing if you end up in the water without one!
     
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  9. TVC

    TVC Active Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    Not much point having a kayak where I am, but I have a friend who lives in Poole and he has one. Not surprising, if I lived by Poole harbour I would be out every week.
     
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  10. OP
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    Drago II - the sequel

    Drago II - the sequel Regular Member

    Buy a house on the banks of a river, sorted ;)
     
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  11. Spinney

    Spinney Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Under the edge
    No. But we have sea kayaks and mostly paddle on lakes. The aim is NOT to go in!
     
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  12. ColinJ

    ColinJ Regular Member

    Location:
    Todmorden
    The Rochdale canal isn't far from here. I suppose that I could paddle up and down that, but how to get a kayak the 1 km there and back ...? :whistle:
     
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  13. ColinJ

    ColinJ Regular Member

    Location:
    Todmorden
  14. ColinJ

    ColinJ Regular Member

    Location:
    Todmorden
    Even better ... a kayak trailer for a bike which converts into a bike trailer for a kayak! :laugh:

    LINK
     
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  15. classic33

    classic33 Member

    Two canoes, frame built to hold the two together with the bike on both. Back wheel then powers a small paddle wheel placed between both. Slow and steady.
     
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