Sea kayaksThese sea kayaks are available for members to take on sessions on the Thames or for members to hire for a small fee. They are located in the specified containers.
The lengths and paddler weights are taken from manufacturers specifications where available, but please always make sure that you fit comfortably before taking the kayak on a trip! For example, a tall thin paddler may be within the weight range specified, but not be able to extend the foot rests sufficiently.
|Rainbow Laser||green||Green container||??||5.15||Current specification for the 5.15 Expedition Acquired: March 2015|
(2015 web page)
|Rainbow Laser||yellow/orange||Green container||??||5.15||Current specification for the 5.15 Expedition Acquired: March 2015|
(2015 web page)
|Rainbow Atlantis Expedition (double)||Yellow (Gialla in Italian!)||Green container||??||5.45||Current specification|
Affectionately known as "the unsinkable yellow double".
This boat is very heavy (38 Kg) and we recommend that 4 people carry it where possible.
The front seat can be more uncomfortable for some people than the rear so a swap at some point if you are on a long trip can be a good idea.
The rudder is controlled by the rear paddler.
|Valley Aquanaut LV||orange||Green container||64 to100 Kg||5.21||Specifications|
|Valley Aquanaut Club||yellow||Green container||??||5.21||From this page : [The club] suits most paddlers as it is between the Aquanaut HV & LV in size and is very similar in size to the standard Etain. It is stable yet fast and tracks well in the water.|
No solid information available on the way back machine.
|Venture Islay 14||red (Previously described as Orange?)||Green container||Up to 130 Kg||4.27||Specifications for the different models|
And ours is an: Islay 14
|P&H Capella||orange||Green container||??||5.05 ??||Acquired 2008|
There were many different models of the Capella from this period. Perhaps it is the RM 166
|Dagger Stratos 14.5||red||Green container||Up to 143 Kg||4.42||Current Specification|
|Tiderace Pace 17 Tour||red/white||Green container||80 to 110 kg||5.22||Specifications.|
|P&H Leo (Medium)||turquoise||Green container||Up to 110 Kg||4.87||"The Leo is a versatile, 3 hatch cruising sea kayak with superb initial and progressive secondary stability, ample gear storage options, full deck lines and bungees, and an extremely comfortable cockpit with plenty of room to stretch your legs as you take on longer journeys or travel between play spots along a coastline."|
|P&H Virgo (Medium)||orange||Green container||Up to 100 Kg||4.43||"A Polyethylene Sea Kayak That Takes Day & Weekend Trips Seriously."|
Has a skudder
|Weekender (GRP)||Red||Green container||45 to 90 Kg ??||4.4||A favourite for paddling on the Thames.|
Very delicate boat, so please remember that the boat needs to be fully afloat while getting in and out.
It is suitable for up to F4 conditions. Originally with a rudder, which has now been removed.