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  • Central Coast, NSW
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Mirage Sea Kayaks

Started Aug 18, 2009

A strange request for a kayak
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ollie Footitt May 10, 2009.

 

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Mirage Sea Kayaks

Hey GuysAfter using a sit on top kayak for the last 6 months I have decided to go out and get a sea kayak because I want to do a bit more exploring and the Sit on is a bit to slow for my likingsHas anyone tried a mirage sea kayak from australia? miragekayaks.comI am looking at a 580, they are quite expensive, but so are most kayaks here in Aus (guess its gotta do with them all being made oversea's and having to be shipped here). Luckily for me I am a 20 min walk from the actual factory so I am…See More
Aug 18, 2009
Ollie Footitt replied to Wade Higgins's discussion A strange request for a kayak
"Grab a play boat, Any play boat. Preferably a relitavly small play boat;) And get cartwheelin' Thats the way forward for you. Ollie."
May 10, 2009
Curtisb replied to Wade Higgins's discussion A strange request for a kayak
Apr 10, 2009
Curtisb replied to Wade Higgins's discussion A strange request for a kayak
Apr 10, 2009
Phil Magistro replied to Wade Higgins's discussion A strange request for a kayak
"Wade, A few years back, I did a trip with NOLS in Feathercraft folding boats. They are a bit tricky to assemble, but pack up about the size of a large expedition backpack and are really convenient. They are also very seaworthy...we did a 30 day…"
Apr 8, 2009
Steve Retz replied to Wade Higgins's discussion A strange request for a kayak
"Hi Wade, I think a cart would work just fine but if you want to a packable take a look at this. http://www.rethinkkayak.com/ I am totaly convinced this is a great product. If I was in the market for a solution as you are I'd buy one in a…"
Mar 28, 2009
Wade Higgins replied to Wade Higgins's discussion A strange request for a kayak
"think i may have found a decent kayak for what i…"
Mar 23, 2009
Val Goodfellow replied to Wade Higgins's discussion A strange request for a kayak
"Nah too complicated. You can buy or make a simple kayak cart from PVC pipe and lawnmower wheels. Then use pipe clamps to hook a tow bar to the down tube of a bike ... check out the instructions in the main post of this youtube video…"
Mar 22, 2009
Rick K. replied to Wade Higgins's discussion A strange request for a kayak
"So, as I understand it, you'd like something lightweight that can be carried a good distance. Why don't you consider building something yourself? That way, you can control the weight. A homebuilt pirogue, for instance can be built very…"
Mar 22, 2009
Wade Higgins replied to Wade Higgins's discussion A strange request for a kayak
"I did a search for some kayak trailers best thing I saw was the Dumb stick but its a bit of a hassle to order it from the states a bike shop recommended this instead http://www.bicorp.com.au/ProdView.aspx?Product=ST what do you guys think?"
Mar 22, 2009
Val Goodfellow replied to Wade Higgins's discussion A strange request for a kayak
"Could not find the PVC trailer link, but here is what I am doing for a bike rack. Would only work with a very light small kayak ... http://www.rodndtube.com/surf/info/surf_racks/BicycleSurfboardRack.shtml"
Mar 22, 2009
Val Goodfellow replied to Wade Higgins's discussion A strange request for a kayak
"Inflatables work well for what you want to do. They are not great in wind but some cheap ones are actually fairly nice to travel with. Others have probably already suggested a cart to carry a hardshell boat. You can make a simple bike trailer with…"
Mar 22, 2009
Wade Higgins replied to Wade Higgins's discussion A strange request for a kayak
"Thats the idea we had a few months ago but was basically told it wouldnt be worth the hassle of getting the boat to the water, because a few streets need to be crossed to get to the water and stuff... will go and check out the shops again next week."
Mar 22, 2009
Geoff Jennings replied to Wade Higgins's discussion A strange request for a kayak
"Seems to me that nearly anything could work, with a dolly/cart. There are some decent carts available. With one of these, and a strap, it seems you could rig even a 17 foot sea kayak to be easier to go that far than carrying a even a small light…"
Mar 22, 2009
Wade Higgins posted a discussion

A strange request for a kayak

Hi everyoneIm looking at buying a kayakonly problem is I currently dont have a car and it looks like its going to be awhile before ill be able to get one. But I really want a KayakI am looking for something that I could :S carry to the water, about 500 - 1000 metres, depending on which way I feel like going.Im not weak so I could probably handle carrying a kayak providing it had a handle on its side and wasnt to longSo im looking for a short kayak, that could hold a 105kg man. I plan on using…See More
Mar 21, 2009

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What kind of Paddling are you into?
Sea Kayaking, Sit-on-top Kayaks, Flatwater (Lakes and mellow rivers), Playboating, River Running, Rafting, Surf Kayaking
What boats do you own? (kayaks, canoes, rafts, etc.)
none
Favorite place to paddle?
wherever
Most memorable paddle?
Kayaking with Dolphins in Milford Sound, New Zealand March 2009
How long have you been paddling?
Less than 1 year

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