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 Post subject: K1 Kayak & me
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:45 am 
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As you know my new sailing boat delivery date been pushed back to Aug :crying:

A friend ask me to look at a £70 kayak from ebay before buying one. ( The details are on the games thread). Just to get back out on the water I ordered one too.

Where to start on this :think:

It was delivered on Wed and my first experience didn't go well :blush:
Like a 5 year old, I got it out the box in under 30 sec's and had it pump up in mins. Off to the bottom of the garden I ran :proud:

Once in the water I realized I'd forgotten to pump up one of the chambers. So I pull it out again and grab the pump. This time I over inflated the kayak and rolled. As it rolled my house keys and e ciggy fell out of my pocket. After waiting for 2 hours for the tide to go out, finding my keys but not my e ciggy. At least I could get in the house again. :pray:

After 3 days I've given up looking for my e ciggy. :crying:

Yesterday was better, conditions were right, I had new set of house keys cut wore them around my neck this time...... leaving my e ciggy at home too. :dance:

When I was 8 years old my parents took me to the kayaking centre for a days training.... drinking more river water than canoeing. Its funny how all that training came back after 40 odd years.

You can only use a cheap kayak when conditions are perfect, flat seas, little or no wind. Otherwise the kayak swamps and you roll too often. In the summer months such days are common. Its why paddle boards are so common on the English channel.


 Post subject: Re: K1 Kayak & me
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:13 pm 
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I've never liked Kayak/canoes ever since I was a lad.
I was about 10 or so and had taken a canoe in 'Peter Pan's pool' a popular play area for kids.
As I bullied my way through the congestion I got into a row with a canoe full of girls, then she hit me with her oar.
Broke me arm. Took me years to get over the shame of being bested by a girl.

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