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    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. .

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    eBay - people will buy anything

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    Cut a few more holes in the top, fill with compost from grow bags, plant tomatoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    fawkers: when i removed them, they were full of water inside (where it had leaked in over the months before we moved in) and have the noses snapped off. the insides are absolutely filthy, covered in grime, algae etc and there are some bits of foam (or something) inside too. personally i wouldn't feel comfortable passing these on to be used at all, they need disposing of, otherwise i would have considered it
    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.

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    Try the local canoe club - they probably know someone who can make em good and would welcome them for training use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    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. .
    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.

    i've signed up to freecycle so will try that first

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    Chain them up outside they'll get taken away pretty quickly then

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    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.

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    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.

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    just wanted to thank everyone for their input. i put them on freecycle last night and someone will be coming tonight to collect them!

    Thanks everyone

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    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"

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    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"

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    Please hide my name to save further embarassment!!!
    Although please do quote elsiegee with the canoe tape quote......albeit in a completely different thread about something technical

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    I hear this chap might be interested in taking them off your hands.

    BBC News - Canoeist fraudster John Darwin 'released from prison'

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    I hear this chap might be interested in taking them off your hands.

    BBC News - Canoeist fraudster John Darwin 'released from prison'
    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    Please hide my name to save further embarassment!!!
    Although please do quote elsiegee with the canoe tape quote......albeit in a completely different thread about something technical


    It was a weird moment watching my screen flash several times and the intended post appear on a completely different thread.

    IF ZH is after explanations, I posted on one thread disappeared to Settings, noticed the thanks and clicked on it scrolled down the new thread, replied with quote to a post and it appeared on the first thread



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