Launch of the Nadgee Wanderer

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Launch of the Nadgee Wanderer

Postby gages » Mon May 08, 2017 7:29 pm

If your wanting to see a very unique design plumb bow designed sea kayak head over to Nadgee Kayaks Australia face book page via the website if you can't find it .
https://www.facebook.com/NadgeeKayaksAustralia/

I have just released photos , prices and details of the Nadgee Wanderer sea kayak .

She's a beauty !,

Thanks

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Re: Launch of the Nadgee Wanderer

Postby Camanche73 » Tue May 09, 2017 7:43 am

Looks great, but I'm now curious what the design fault in the R40 was, as I have seen some on the second hand market recently. And how has this design issue been rectified in the wanderer?

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Re: Launch of the Nadgee Wanderer

Postby gages » Tue May 09, 2017 1:08 pm

Basically volume ..too much in the R40 creating a stability issue and rectified in the Wanderer and well too .I also softened the chine's instead of the sharp edges of the R40 also helping the stability but really the real test for any one is too put it in the water and have a paddle ..the only and best way to prove it .

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Re: Launch of the Nadgee Wanderer

Postby Boatsie » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:04 pm

I think she's dad,  can't wait until I feel mine float.
I know she'll be as water tight as boat.
I'm glad that she look tight on the aft.
My logic suggests pressure hence less bow wave during a blast.
Her normal days here will be a 28 click route.
24 ks flat with a short section of water sprout.
Here's too stormy days,  to be honest first 2 months will be no seat,  feet on seat position bilge,  bum on deck,  swimming a lot,  knowing that balance improvement as such is a lot quicker a way to improve paddle blade pressure during sprints.
Like when a ship makes way in the channel and route;  what route,  going that way!
Looking forward to her.

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Re: Launch of the Nadgee Wanderer

Postby BWM » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:06 pm

Gages, the Wanderer sounds great, but as the owner of an R40, I'm troubled.
The R40 is fun and agile fast cruiser for rivers, lakes, estuary and calmer bays, but I don't feel it's a safe boat in rougher ocean conditions.
Can the few R40 owners out there have their decks attached to the new hull if required? Is it even a feasible option?
I'd been considering paying a pro to have the chines "softened".

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Re: Launch of the Nadgee Wanderer

Postby NorthSIKer » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:44 pm

I don't know the boat but is it just that the R40 is designed to only behave when it has a good load on board (e.g. loaded up for a week long trip)?

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Re: Launch of the Nadgee Wanderer

Postby BMW » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:54 pm

@NorthSIKer, I would agree with that but Nadgee also say there was a flaw with the design.

It is just fine on protected waters but without a load in exposed waters it feels much too "tender" (too me, at least) -to put it politely. I have heard similar from another experienced paddler. I have also heard of someone paying to have the chines rounded off by a pro.
May as well swap out the hull you have to go to that amount of trouble.

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Re: Launch of the Nadgee Wanderer

Postby Camanche73 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:38 am

As a consumer I would feel pretty annoyed spending all that money on a boat then have the manufacturer decide there are design flaws and scrap the model. Just my opinion as I don't own one


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