Tag Archives: Gumotex Safari kayak

New Safari 330 XL and Halibut from Gumotex

Gumotex have a new model of the Safari self-bailing white-water/surf IK called 330 or 330 XL. According to the stats the new boat is 26cm or ten inches longer than the regular Safari and now 80cm- or no less than three inches … Continue reading

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Gumotex Safari Mk 1

2016: new Safari 330XL Gumotex Safari (pre-2003) Back when I didn’t know an IK from JK Rowling, my very first IK was a used Safari. And light and tough though it was, this early model Safari was a mistake. The Safari Mk1 was a … Continue reading

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Gumotex Solar 300 improvements

They don’t make the Solar 300 anymore – it’s been superseded by the lighter Twists, although the similar full-coat, white-water Safari is still made All these Gumboats and a few others may benefit from the footrest mod as described below, as … Continue reading

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Gumotex (Innova) inflatable kayaks

“My solution: Gumotex Solar 410C … the difference is ludicrous!” Happy Gumotex owner after running a Sevylor Hudson for a few years. Great website – what a wealth of information. I wish I had read it before buying my Sevylor … Continue reading

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Inflatable kayaks – do you need a skeg?

Revised summer 2018 See also this about rudders And read this about decks Short answer: Yes. It’s easier to go straight while paddling as hard as you like, and since 2014 all Gumotex come with them, as do many others. Some can be mounted … Continue reading

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