Inflatable canoe advice.

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zeon98

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Feb 3, 2012
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Hi all. I'm a little over whelmed. I would like a two person canoe to go up and down a canal. We weight 24 stone together and would be good if we could take a small amount of kit also. If I could get something under £150 I'd be happy.

Any thoughts would be greatly received.

Thank you.
 

haytor7

Tenderfoot
Dec 23, 2014
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devon
Have a look at the. Tango Z Pro You might find one second hand for your budget. I got mine 3 years ago and its been great for an inflatable

I have used other makes and they don't come close.
 

andibs

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Jan 27, 2012
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S. Yorks
Unless you specifically want an inflatable, we might get a coleman or pelican "proper" canoe for that price. Better handling and tracking, better load capacity.

Andy
 

scottpix

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Oct 27, 2013
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edinburgh
Iv used an inflatable on the canals before and they cope ok, but that was just me on my own, I have also used them on Lochs and on coastal bays and if there is a slight wind it takes a fair bit of paddling to keep control and out of trouble, I wouldnt take 2 out in on a loch or bay, the wind gets a hold of them very easily.

Weight wise 24 stone sounds a lot, and there isnt much room once you get in them, probably better getting one each. The canals are very sheltered and are great places to practice, but I would err on the side of caution with 2 adults, these inflatables are more suited for maybe father and son type outings.
Whatever you go for always wear a life jacket,ALWAYS.
 

zeon98

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Feb 3, 2012
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essex
Hmmm okay cool. I was thinking about canals mostly. Have got jackets already as I have two single ridged canoes.
 

Badger74

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My Zpro tango, and I'm 16 stone
 

zeon98

Forager
Feb 3, 2012
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essex
That does look good. I've bought a Colman 2 man off eBay for 30 quid and will start saving up I think for the z pro.
 

kaizersoza

Trekking Troubador
Jan 12, 2014
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Swansea
I bought an inflatable canoe last year, it was a lot more expensive than you want to spend around the £200 mark it is a Gumotex camo, it has been out on lakes and rivers with 2 up (adults around 30 stones) and it coped really well weight wise, wind does play a big factor and can blow you around a little (sometimes a lot) but they are great fun, the other thing I found with this type of inflatable is that the sides are quite low compared to say a seyvlor colorado, but we stayed pretty dry whilst paddling, hoping to use it this year to do a circular of the Monmouth And Brecon Canal, good luck getting what you want
Kaizer
 

swyn

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Nov 24, 2004
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+1 for the gumotex, a mate and I have one each. His is a 'twoser' and mine's a 'oneser'. Please note these are not the technical names, simply the capacity. I've had mine for more than a decade and can't remember what it's called, except I liked the quality and it's still going:lmao:It's been many places!
S
 

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