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General Category => The Knowledge => OT Knowledge => Topic started by: MikeFromLFE on February 03, 2019, 09:10:21 am

Title: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: MikeFromLFE on February 03, 2019, 09:10:21 am
I've got two kayaks on my garage roof, one plastic and one fibreglass - they've not seen use for maybe 20 years, and time has come to get rid.
They are too long to get in the car to take to the tip (no roof rack or straps either). I don't have a suitable bike attachment to drag them the 5 miles to the tip either. They are outside of the dimensions for the council to move as 'large waste'. I'm not keen on cutting them up (fibreglass). Obviously they are of no value to the usual suspects who take fridges etc.
Any thoughts?

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Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: Basil on February 03, 2019, 09:20:24 am
Two old kayaks were set on blocks as planters in Llandysul. They look very good when they are in full bloom.
Unfortunately, one of them disappeared during the flood.
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: JonJo on February 03, 2019, 09:29:12 am
https://www.freecycle.org/
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: ElyDave on February 03, 2019, 09:49:16 am
ebay, someone will buy them
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: Brucey on February 03, 2019, 10:11:43 am
you could offer them to the scouts or the local canoe club?

cheers
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: JonBuoy on February 03, 2019, 10:22:21 am
Good idea.  They will probably put them to good use:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4893/46968061101_4ef361dbfa_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: MikeFromLFE on February 03, 2019, 11:32:30 am
ebay, someone will buy them
I'll have a go - I'd dissmised that due to their age and potential deterioration, but strange stuff does sell on there!
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: rafletcher on February 03, 2019, 11:45:25 am
Safety glasses, face mask and a jigsaw would be my solution.
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: Little Jim on February 03, 2019, 11:58:24 am
Or put them at the front of your house with a notice on "£10 each, enquire within".  Someone will then pinch them.  If you leave them outside with "Please help yourself" they are then perceived as rubbish and will not be taken, but if they are seen to have a value someone will help themselves.
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: Jurek on February 03, 2019, 01:42:40 pm
Or put them at the front of your house with a notice on "£10 each, enquire within".  Someone will then pinch them.  If you leave them outside with "Please help yourself" they are then perceived as rubbish and will not be taken, but if they are seen to have a value someone will help themselves.
^Very good :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: MikeFromLFE on February 03, 2019, 04:07:00 pm
Or put them at the front of your house with a notice on "£10 each, enquire within".  Someone will then pinch them.  If you leave them outside with "Please help yourself" they are then perceived as rubbish and will not be taken, but if they are seen to have a value someone will help themselves.
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Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: perpetual dan on February 03, 2019, 10:31:02 pm
Hmmm, I must check whether my dad still has his 1980s windsurfing stuff hidden behind a hedge.
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: Tim Hall on February 05, 2019, 05:01:28 pm
you could offer them to the scouts or the local canoe club?

cheers
My (limited) understanding is that fibreglass canoes deteriorate due to $SCIENCE, so after a certain age they're no good. When my Scouts were offered old fibreglass canoes the District canoe bloke said for us to turn down the offer because of this.  I can't remember how old they were though.
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: drossall on February 05, 2019, 07:56:30 pm
I've certainly not seen anyone using a fibreglass canoe in Scouting in decades. I'm no canoe expert though. I do remember building them using moulds, when I was a Scout way back.
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: sojournermike on February 05, 2019, 08:25:46 pm
Good idea.  They will probably put them to good use:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4893/46968061101_4ef361dbfa_z.jpg)

Fantastic - amphibious race car
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: Brucey on February 06, 2019, 05:13:53 am
you could offer them to the scouts or the local canoe club?

cheers
My (limited) understanding is that fibreglass canoes deteriorate due to $SCIENCE, so after a certain age they're no good. When my Scouts were offered old fibreglass canoes the District canoe bloke said for us to turn down the offer because of this.  I can't remember how old they were though.

typical glass fibre composite deteriorates with heat, UV light, moisture, alkalinity and applied stress.  In the UK this means that if a canoe is dry-stored under cover it will usually last for decades.   However what is certainly the case is that most modern canoes are in a whole different league, being made of tough thermoplastic; they can really take the knocks in a way that GFRP ones just don't.  I'd guess that scout organisers are (probably rightly) worried about getting sued if their equipment isn't the latest thing these days.   

In a similar vein to the 'for sale £10 each' suggestion, of course  leaving them locked up with a bike lock attracts thieves too

(http://www.brentwoodtc.org/images/simpsons/si34%201-2-3.jpg)

cheers
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: Paul on February 06, 2019, 07:25:20 am
Viking funeral!
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: hellymedic on February 06, 2019, 01:06:12 pm
Viking funeral!

You can't have your kayak and heat it...
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: Paul on February 06, 2019, 01:20:39 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: Canardly on February 06, 2019, 01:46:04 pm
Banksy would know what to do.
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: andrewc on February 07, 2019, 10:29:00 pm
Have a chat with that Chris Grayling fellow.  He's anxious to acquire anything that will float.....
Title: Re: Disposal of two (very) old kayaks
Post by: Kim on February 08, 2019, 12:04:28 am
Have a chat with that Chris Grayling fellow.  He's anxious to acquire anything that will float.....

I was wondering how long this thread would take to get to brexit.