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Welcome to my site. I took delivery of my Hydrovisions Raptor 16 Expedition outrigger sailing canoe, the only one in the UK, in August 2006.
Please contact me (David) if you have any problems or comments on the site: info[at]


October 2010 - Hydrovisions' website has gone, since the domain has expired.
July 2009 - Hydrovisions have ceased production of the Raptor. I wrote a short review of the craft.


Sunday, 5 August 2012 - I've posted an updated (and slightly more comprehensive) review of the Raptor.

Friday, 1 June 2012 - I've posted details of the damage and repair of my forward iako in My Raptor section.

Monday, 7 May 2012 - I recently had my first Raptor outing for almost a year, again with a passenger onboard. Details in My Raptor section.

Saturday, 21 April 2012 - I've posted an update in My Raptor section, describing some further modifications I've made recently.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012 - I received an update from EddieVB. He didn't manage any sailing last year but did make some further modifications to his boat. Details in the Guests section.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 - I had the chance to test my Raptor's passenger-carrying ability for the first time at the recent Lakes Classic Meet on Ullswater and have posted a short video of the outing.

Friday, 6 May 2011 - Photos from last weekend's meet at Loch Ken have been posted.

Sunday, 24 April 2011 - I've posted a report of my first outing of the year: an OCSG local meet on Loch Lomond last weekend.

Thursday, 25 November 2010 - Happy Thanksgiving! I received further comments (on a variety of topics) and photos from GeorgeF and these have been added to his pages in the Guests section.


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