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post #281 of 283 (permalink) Old 02-09-2016, 15:18
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I went out with my brother in law toady and he brought his new Intex K2 inflatable Kayak. Its not designed for the sea, but it coped well in a slightly choppy swell in the Solent. He bought his as a kit for 80 from Amazon, and I was sceptical. Its actually very good, and we are going to get one for our trips in the van, even if its just for the wife and kids.

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A guy at our Gym has an Intex K2 Kayak for him and his son to use when out camping. Reckoned it was good fun. The 3 meter dinghies we have had were from Intex at about 50 a pop but I went through three of them, the last one ending up in a skip in the Pyrenees. I still have the latest one but its not getting used now since I got the Kayak. Not sure about their Kayaks but the problem with the dinghies is they are a single skin and not really much thicker than your average lilo. They were forever getting punctured but I found some magic clue in a Chandlers in France that you just dabbed on the hole and by morning it was better than new. I never managed to find the exact same product in the UK though, this stuff was amazing.

One of the things Im delighted about the Madison though is its so tough. The double skin is like one of those old canvas tents and I really think it would take a lot of hammer to burst it and in theory you could get a nick in the outer skin and as long as the internal bladder is sound it wont go down.

Not sure I would take it in rapids or low water on a river where it would get dragged over rocks but I Think its designed for a bit of abuse.


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