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Old 12-23-2012, 06:52 PM   #16
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Thanks gra.

Sidetrack, I was thinking carry the inflatable on the bike, camping gear in panniers, do the shuffle with 2 bikes, and avoiding driving. Might have a trial run somewhere closer to make sure it's viable, and then decide I need the ute
Yeah, I've looked at those inflatables wondering if feasable for the bike?
Saw these awesome units on the Mitta last month, too big and heavy for the bike though I think

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:23 PM   #17
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This is what santa is getting me
http://www.raysoutdoors.com.au/onlin...03#Description

The aqua marina comes in class 1 with floppy blow up floor and class 2 with cross sticthed high pressure floor. I was surprised to find the one listed was the class 2 model which usually sells at $600 + . It seems to be last years model, I can live with that. Packs into a bag which should fit across the back of the bike, weighs about 12 kg including folding paddle ( average quality). The seat is a bit bulky for what it is, I suspect for bike based trips the seat will stay at home. Self baling, light, compact. Perfect.

If you want to get serious about light / compact check out the gummotex sunny ( or even twist - 6 kg!)

The rats ate my old inflatable kayak
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:43 PM   #18
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This is what santa is getting me
http://www.raysoutdoors.com.au/onlin...03#Description

The aqua marina comes in class 1 with floppy blow up floor and class 2 with cross sticthed high pressure floor. I was surprised to find the one listed was the class 2 model which usually sells at $600 + . It seems to be last years model, I can live with that. Packs into a bag which should fit across the back of the bike, weighs about 12 kg including folding paddle ( average quality). The seat is a bit bulky for what it is, I suspect for bike based trips the seat will stay at home. Self baling, light, compact. Perfect.

If you want to get serious about light / compact check out the gummotex sunny ( or even twist - 6 kg!)

The rats ate my old inflatable kayak
That link just cost me $89! Somehow thru that site I ended up at Helinox camp chairs, looks excellent, so I hit Buy!!
Def. going to be looking into these inflatables more, thanks for info
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:49 PM   #19
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Hmm...wonder if my helinox will fit...
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:01 PM   #20
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That link just cost me $89! Somehow thru that site I ended up at Helinox camp chairs, looks excellent, so I hit Buy!!
Def. going to be looking into these inflatables more, thanks for info
I got all excited over the inflatable then found manufacturers info on the 2 man 4m long one.

http://www.topmachinebiz.com/product...-Two-Seats.htm

If the longer 2 man one is chinese rated to 155kgs I dont think it will handle bigger guys.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:31 PM   #21
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Steve, the one man version is rated at 95 kg. My old coleman was rated similarly and coped fine with that sort of weight PLUS gear. I susect " tonnage" is an indication of how much weight it still floats with. I'f you're interested I can try it in the dam tomorrow, probably find out if it's snake proof as well.....
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:36 PM   #22
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this might be more to your liking steve...

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Would be interested to hear your opinion Dr at. Seeing as I'm about 125 at the moment, I reckon you'll have to take a fair whack of gear though.

I'm suspecting it might be a bit more suitable Gra.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:12 PM   #24
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:27 PM   #25
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:28 AM   #26
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Thank you all for the replies, the road types will being going down the Bonang.
The dirt types on the Barry. Thanks also for the pics brilliant
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:29 AM   #27
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Steve, the one man version is rated at 95 kg. My old coleman was rated similarly and coped fine with that sort of weight PLUS gear. I susect " tonnage" is an indication of how much weight it still floats with. I'f you're interested I can try it in the dam tomorrow, probably find out if it's snake proof as well.....

Hey Paul,

You need to get an Alpaca raft.

https://www.alpackaraft.com/index.cfm

About 2 kgs and they pack up nice and small and you can get a three or four piece paddle. I got a Llama last year and they are a lot of fun. I have been down the Thomson a couple of times but nothing too serious yet. Give me a call if you want a look.

When do you plan on hitting the Snowy, I was thinking of a bit of a trip that way as well in the new year.

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Old 12-24-2012, 05:39 AM   #28
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Thank you all for the replies, the road types will being going down the Bonang.
The dirt types on the Barry. Thanks also for the pics brilliant
Have fun bloke I was sooo close in doing the Barry way on a roadbike late november, but went the Bonang instead, your road types will enjoy it.
Interested to know how rugged the BW is I was told there is some sand enroute, rocks &corrugations I can handle, but hate deep sand on a sportsbike!
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:05 AM   #29
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Barry way was as smooth as in November. It had just been graded. Zxr1100 roadie had no problems.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:12 AM   #30
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