Help, as I need to buy a couple of low cost kayaks

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Danepak
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Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:06 am

I'm part of a society, who owns a house up near Goat Island.
I've been told to get hold of two kayaks.
We rent the house out all the time, so the kayaks will be used several times per week.
My question is: Will a $200 2nd hand kayak be adequate? Can a kayak break?
Sorry, might be a daft question, but I know nothing about kayaks.

Would something like this be acceptable? Or are there any thing to look out for.
https://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/kayaks ... 3bc3783605

We really don't need anything flash.
Just don't want it to break...

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Hairy Little Dwarf
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Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:04 pm

Adults or kids?
Just pottering in and around the rocks, or further afield?

As a general play boat exploring the coast, I would probably recommend something like Ocean Kayak Mysto or Viking Frenzy for that price.

Poly kayaks are effectively indestructible, keep them out of the UV if possible and you'll get decades.
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Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:47 pm

They're generally for adults and large kids.
Yes, just around the rocks in the Leigh area.

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Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:59 pm

I think the one you linked to would be too small (buoyancy-wise) for an adult.

You should probably avoid any ancient fibreglass boats on that budget unless you have someone who can give them the once-over for you, stick with poly for your purposes. $200 is a very low budget really, so you may be shopping for a while.

You could try the kayak rental places, they may have ex-hire boats being replaced as they move into the summer season.

Don't forget the PFD/lifejackets... :y:
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Phoenix Hornet - Specialty Assault Craft

Dad! Dad! Look at his fish! It's way bigger than anything you've EVER caught! - Nosey 7-8yo boy on opening my icebox to father strapping down his $XXX Stabicraft 759(?) - Gold. Pure Gold.

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Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:29 am

Thanks for all the info

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