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Offline kmck

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The search for a new creek boat begins
« on: January 15, 2015, 12:31:21 »
Okay I've been thinking about replacing the Mamba for a number of years as she has served me well but is now showing age in the out fitting and a few other areas.

So looking for your opinion of your current boat or boats you tried out before you settled. Currently money is no object so I will be buying new.

I'm at the heavy end of the spectrum 90kg to 100kg and short so that affects my choice while I can fit in the smallest boat with relative ease I sink them


Offline Diarmuid

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Re: The search for a new creek boat begins
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2015, 15:23:57 »
I like my magnum, good solid boat but also showing it's age, can't help you much else considering the only other creeker I've paddled is a Nomad (which was nice) once...

Offline Peter O'Sullivan

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Re: The search for a new creek boat begins
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 13:32:57 »
Your welcome to try my  Shiva any time. It does all the work for me.

Offline DervM

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Re: The search for a new creek boat begins
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2015, 19:00:17 »
Can't say anything bad about the Karma. Lovely and light, no ridiculous outfitting (though I like the Jackson string so I may be in the minority with that one), speedy, manoeuverable.

Offline Jocano

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Re: The search for a new creek boat begins
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2015, 19:19:59 »
The Nomad is the greatest creek boat I've ever paddled.
(And also the only one, apart from 5 Minutes in a Burn)

Offline Steven Mul

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Re: The search for a new creek boat begins
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2015, 00:13:06 »
Any updates on what you've tried so far Kieran?

Offline kmck

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Re: The search for a new creek boat begins
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2015, 09:24:25 »
I've tried the waka tuna, the Karma and the new Mamba 8.6. So far the Mamba is wining but that maybe due to the fact that it is still similar to the old one