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Ideal kids kayak

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:35 am
by Jules67
Hi Guys.
Have been tasked with finding an ideal kayak for general use for kids aged 8 - 18 for our Sea Scout group.
We are located in Wellington so will mainly be harbour and a bit of river kayaking.
Will be getting a grant hopefully to replace our 30+ year old plastic and fibreglass yaks.
Not going to be fishing from them :( but around the 3m length and suitable for all age groups and experience.


Re: Ideal kids kayak

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:39 am
by MikeAqua
I like the Espri for kids: -

- Copes with a wide size range
- Stable
- Lots of buoyancy
- Will handle reasonably rough conditions if the weather comes up unexpectedly
- Doesn't need a rudder
- Manoeuvrable
- Compact
- Easily carried

Re: Ideal kids kayak

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:29 am
by HookiT
All of what Mike said about the Espri :y: Plus you have the OK Tetra, another one suitable , sounds like the Phoenix may also be worth a look. Genuine paddlers / fishermen would endorse these three for your needs.. :y:

Re: Ideal kids kayak

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:02 pm
by Mental
Yep what the other guys said and I have sent you a PM regards Phoenix as we have supplied a few other sea scout groups over the years as I'm sure Viking have too, and I did with Ocean Kayak when they were still in NZ, another brand to look at would be Mission too as they have some good small sit on tops too :y: