Author Topic: Upgrading Outfitting  (Read 4085 times)

Offline Zog

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Upgrading Outfitting
« on: December 11, 2013, 17:30:02 »
So there is a Medium club spec Karnali for sale at a good price, I'm just wondering would it be possible to upgrade it to Connect 30 post purchase or not? I've had a look on the net and it doesn't seem to be an option..

Offline Diarmuid

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Re: Upgrading Outfitting
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 17:32:45 »
If you bought a broken Connect 30 Karnali you could use the bits I'm sure.

Or make the outfitting? There's a broken mamba + rocker in the boathouse with outfitting

Offline Zog

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Re: Upgrading Outfitting
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 17:40:16 »
Also, bar the colour of the plastic and outfitting is there any other difference between the club and higher spec'd rapid and connect 30 boats?

Offline Diarmuid

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Re: Upgrading Outfitting
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 17:41:23 »
Not that I know of!

Offline Douchier

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Re: Upgrading Outfitting
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 19:20:47 »
Outfittings make a huge amount of difference - they really are what you pay the money for and it's worth it too.

You don't really appreciate the difference the difference until you've spent some time a well-fitting boat but well, it's big. The club-spec Pyranha stuff is especially sparse, not even any kind of thigh-braces - you'd need to do a LOT of work

What's "cheap" anyway?


You used to be able to order the parts from pyranha (perhaps not any more as they're phasing out connect30) but they were really expense, something like €72 for thigh-braces, €50 for a back-rest, €80 for a seat, €40 for hip-pads. you get the idea, too expensive to be worth it. Making/taking from other boats will be crap for most parts at best and in some cases (thigh-braces) impossible (some parts might work - foot-rests maybe? but not enough).

IMHO - find another boat.


That Mamba you're enquiring about looks perfect (apart from the colour, but who knows, you might like lime-green, it'll match your paddles at least)and €600 is a for good price (The guy who's selling it would have got it for cost price and probably isn't too pushed about making a profit) - queue comment from peter about it having a big arse.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2013, 19:42:24 by Douchier »

Offline Peter O'Sullivan

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Re: Upgrading Outfitting
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 19:31:48 »
club spec

Wrong, no. bad idea.

Offline Zog

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Re: Upgrading Outfitting
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 20:47:07 »
Cheap was 550, I'm not getting it, the mamba is sold  :'( Looking at a medium burn for 750 thats as good as new, one hour on the water has connect 30 outfitting and hasn't even fitted the foam.

Offline Steven Mul

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Re: Upgrading Outfitting
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 20:48:29 »
Looking at a medium burn for 750 thats as good as new, one hour on the water has connect 30 outfitting and hasn't even fitted the foam.

Better not be Lime/Yellow...


Offline Zog

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Re: Upgrading Outfitting
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013, 20:58:59 »
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