General Chat Thread, Disposal of canoes in General; I'd try freecycle first... there's nothing you can't get rid of that way IMO!
As a former slalomist myself... if ...
17th January 2011, 12:58 PM #16
I'd try freecycle first... there's nothing you can't get rid of that way IMO!
As a former slalomist myself... if they're slalom boats they'll be pretty flexible and you should be able to jump on them and with a bit of help tear them. The seat's more of a problem... but you'd get them into compact enough bits to take to the tip. .
Thanks to elsiegee40 from:
17th January 2011, 12:59 PM #17
eBay - people will buy anything
17th January 2011, 01:07 PM #18
Cut a few more holes in the top, fill with compost from grow bags, plant tomatoes.
17th January 2011, 01:10 PM #19
But teh scouts may be able to fill the ends and use them for raft building or even general silliness. We had an evening of Urban Kayaking last October which was hilarious. Same goes for the Universities. Someone may want them as a prop, part of a project/art installation, or for something incredibly silly. As long as you are clear what state they are in and that you take no responsibility for what they use them for I don't see a problem.
Originally Posted by MK-2
17th January 2011, 01:10 PM #20
Try the local canoe club - they probably know someone who can make em good and would welcome them for training use?
17th January 2011, 01:18 PM #21
i dont know if they are slalom ones, thats just the shape i found after googling. they are the ones with the tiny hole in the centre and thats it, going to a point either end.
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
i've signed up to freecycle so will try that first
17th January 2011, 01:32 PM #22
Chain them up outside they'll get taken away pretty quickly then
17th January 2011, 02:07 PM #23
Another vote for ebay. I've often picked up tatty ones FOC, give them a quick blast with a hosepipe and sold them for £20 on Ebay.
17th January 2011, 04:03 PM #24
I'd save all the hassle if they are that bad and sledge hammer them, problem is they are likely to be fibreglass, so a viking burial won't work.
19th January 2011, 08:48 AM #25
just wanted to thank everyone for their input. i put them on freecycle last night and someone will be coming tonight to collect them!
19th January 2011, 10:06 AM #26
This thread is so going to be used at BETT next year, "Edugeek is not just about tech help we once helped a member who wanted suggestions on how to get rid of some canoes"
19th January 2011, 10:08 AM #27
19th January 2011, 10:11 AM #28
I hear this chap might be interested in taking them off your hands.
BBC News - Canoeist fraudster John Darwin 'released from prison'
19th January 2011, 10:13 AM #29
you say that, they were in the garden last night and the bloody cat decided to crawl in one of them and decided not to come out!
Originally Posted by AyatollahPies
19th January 2011, 10:16 AM #30
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