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Postby nigel » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:55 pm

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picked up a cobra expedition paddle & seat off gumtree for $400 all good will use this in the (sydney harbour) BRIDGE to (manly)BEACH race on 25th of this month took it out this morning not for a serious paddle but a play turtle re mount etc get to know its capabilities put the hammer down hit 10.6K/hr thats faster than I have clocked on glass boats though a bit more effort required to maintain pace intend this to be my paddle craft though may sneak 1 rod holder on it :egrin: .

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Re: she,s fast

Postby Tarpon5000 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:29 pm

Not bad for an old bugger with a bad back :lol: :cool:

well done mate.
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Re: she,s fast

Postby NorthSIKer » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:17 pm

That is a great top speed in a plastic boat - assuming you didn't get an assist from some swell :wink:

What are the basic specs (length and max width) for that thing?
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Re: she,s fast

Postby nigel » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:21 pm

NorthSIKer wrote:That is a great top speed in a plastic boat - assuming you didn't get an assist from some swell :wink:

What are the basic specs (length and max width) for that thing?


today it was flat + no wind on Lane Cove River re specs 59cm wide 5.48m long 23kgs plenty of storage recon it will work for a couple of days trip with a swag (overnight near watering hole) really fancy that idea.1st yak I've owned with a manual Venturi valve open it water seeps in till you reach about 6Khr when it starts working .Defiantly designed for long straight lines even with rudder very hard to manoeuvre around moored boats etc.


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Re: she,s fast

Postby murd » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:53 pm

How come you were paddling 62m above sea level - or was it a large tide :lol:
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Re: she,s fast

Postby nigel » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:58 pm

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murd wrote:How come you were paddling 62m above sea level - or was it a large tide :lol:


thats a good Question mate took me a while to find a plausible answer that the internal "barometric altimeter" located in the hole (next to my fingernail) inside the back cover above battery,s may have been impaired due to ? build up of salt/dirt &/or may just need re-calibrating :wink: mr google has his uses :wink:

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Re: she,s fast

Postby laneends » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:27 pm

Thats a skinny bit of plastic, no wonder it skips along. be interesting to see what type of sustainable top cruising speed you can achieve.
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Re: she,s fast

Postby nigel » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:19 pm

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OK did the Bridge to Beach race this morning what a fantastic paddle the weather was not terribly helpful as the bow kept submerging spinning yak round (plenty went swimming :lol: ) anyway was pleased to maintain ave 7.3Khr over the 11Km paddle

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Re: she,s fast

Postby canaryfisher » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:22 pm

is that km/ph or knots per hour.... On the water, I tend to go by knots.
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Re: she,s fast

Postby nigel » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:04 pm

canaryfisher wrote:is that km/ph or knots per hour.... On the water, I tend to go by knots.

Kilometres mate
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Re: she,s fast

Postby Paulioq » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:12 pm

how can you be 40m above sea level when your at sea level??? nice kayak looks fast standing still
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Re: she,s fast

Postby nigel » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:33 pm

Paulioq wrote:how can you be 40m above sea level when your at sea level??? nice kayak looks fast standing still
see earlier comment a plausible answer that the internal "barometric altimeter" located in the hole (next to my fingernail) inside the back cover above battery,s may have been impaired due to ? build up of salt/dirt &/or may just need re-calibrating
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Re: she,s fast

Postby Mac » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:49 pm

nigel wrote:
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OK did the Bridge to Beach race this morning what a fantastic paddle the weather was not terribly helpful as the bow kept submerging spinning yak round (plenty went swimming :lol: ) anyway was pleased to maintain ave 7.3Khr over the 11Km paddle

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ah! you capsized it ol' mate
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Re: she,s fast

Postby nigel » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:23 pm

Mac wrote:
nigel wrote:
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OK did the Bridge to Beach race this morning what a fantastic paddle the weather was not terribly helpful as the bow kept submerging spinning yak round (plenty went swimming :lol: ) anyway was pleased to maintain ave 7.3Khr over the 11Km paddle

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ah! you capsized it ol' mate


no not me this time :-) lol how you doing mate
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Re: she,s fast

Postby bop34 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:05 pm

Great yaks the cobras
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