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Modifications to my Gumotex Seawave

Seawave main page Grappling to get the boat out of the muddy Medway river at Yalding the other day put a light scrape on the hull. It reminded me that, along with the PRVs, another winter job was to fit a protective strake under … Continue reading

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Grabner Amigo: sea trials and speed test

A couple of years ago I did a speed test on my then new Incept K40 (left) over three and a bit miles from Old Dornie to Badentarbet beach via Tanera Mor island. The data is above right. I recall setting out … Continue reading

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Grabner Amigo kayak modifications

Unlike my previous new IKs, out of the bag you don’t get much with a Grabner Amigo. In fact you don’t even get a bag. With Grabner IKs just about everything except the the repair kit and air you pump in is an … Continue reading

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Incept K40 – speed, straps and storage

No doubt about it, the K40 is fast enough for an IK. Last night was a calm but chilly evening, not very inviting so I settled on some effort and endurance rather than relaxed fun, nosing along the coast. Alone … Continue reading

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Incept K40 Tasman inflatable kayak review

What’s in the bag? The other night I tipped out the contents of the blue bag and unrolled the boat from a factory-packed volume which, like a new Alpacka, it’s never likely to regain (see below in red). It all … Continue reading

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