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 #154891  by Travelbuddy
 Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:59 pm
Hi Everyone
I am new to motorhoming and want to buy a kayak I can easily transport with me (alas my beautiful 18ft fibreglass will not be coming). I've been looking at some on-line but I'm really interested in feedback as most don't seem to be available in NZ and I'm not confident buying sight unseen or un-tried. I'd strongly prefer a sit in as I am used to my beautiful fibreglass boat that I go for long paddles in.

So I'm wondering what other people are using and how you find it?
Any advice you can offer will be gratefully accepted please!
Thanks so much
J
 #154896  by vansvilla
 Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:40 pm
Incept in Taihape, I believe have what you may be looking for.
 #154901  by JimW
 Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:28 pm
The best I've seen are Takacat. Nearly bought one but went for a Motoyak in the end because we could throw it on the roof of the Rav . Another brand is the Nifty which looks identical. They are about 1.2m wide and 3.7m long and can handle a 5hp outboard. We've been happy trolling on the lakes and off the East Coast north of Auckland. Packs down to a reasonable size.
 #154978  by Mark
 Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:48 pm
Yes. Incept make inflatable "sea kayaks" as well as open river kayaks.
Gumotex (European) make sea kayaks as well and are available in NZ. (Had one - didn't like it.)
You can buy Advanced Elements (USA) from Torpedo 7.

You will find no inflatable sea kayak is as fast or tracks as well as a rigid kayak. And they are relatively expensive.

I have a Penguin rigid and an Incept inflatable (river kayak).

For flat-water expeditions the rigid is the way to go (if you can).
 #154998  by Shilo
 Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:19 am
Be aware that with most commercial inflatables you will experience a lot more windage then your fibreglass one and won't be able to use it safely in the same sort of conditions or distance.

If you want a project at some stage then you could always build your own inflatable / folding kayak : http://yostwerks.org/InflatableMain.html. I haven't built one of the foldables but have made one of Tom's skin on frames (this is mine: http://yostwerks.org/GrantGlazerRover.html ), they are good specialised designs.
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