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tim_in_bc

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Mar 23, 2005
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Victoria bc
I have a Nimbus Telkwa. They have 3 models a sport , regular and a high volume model. I have the regular.

I just bought it in January and so far I am pleased with it but to be fair I do not have a large base line of experience with different boats.

I was looking for something with room for me and camping gear with a moderate amount of stability.
 

Redcedar

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Mar 25, 2005
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Comox
The Telkwa seems to be well liked by everyone I've met who has paddled one. Haven't had the pleasure to try one yet so will keep paddling my SOF kayaks.
 

DarrenM

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Mar 16, 2005
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Victoria BC
Redcedar said:
The Telkwa seems to be well liked by everyone I've met who has paddled one. Haven't had the pleasure to try one yet so will keep paddling my SOF kayaks.
Did you make your SOF? got any pics? :D
 

Tim

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Mar 18, 2005
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I've paddled the Nimbus Telkwa reg. for 8 years and it has been a great boat. It is well designed, stout and the craftsmanship of construction is exceptional and most importantly one can carry an amazing selection of wine. Three features I like are the recessed deck fittings, flush/bombproof hatches & an under deck neoprene "shelf" where I can store all the crap that would normally collect on the deck. It does weatherhelm in a breeze hence the rudder.
 

Mark_Schilling

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Mar 8, 2005
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"Home by the Sea" - Nanaimo, BC
I have a knee tube in my Romany Explorer (basically what you have described, but it's a fibreglass tube suspended from the deck in the cockpit), and love it. It houses my battery pack for the GPS, a large water bottle, gloves, maybe some fishing tackle or crab bait and whatever else I want to throw in there. It keeps everything warmish and dry from spray. Everyone who's never seen a knee tube before agrees it's a great idea! Most manufacturers of fibreglass boats now offer them as an option when building a custom boat.
 
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