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OMG --- This proves that writers need editors. What a fool ! Duh. Ok - keep laughing. I sure am. I hope that's the case. Geez!
While I'm at it, what's your thoughts on the newer Pygmy Sea Kayaks?
I am two steps short of buying a kit and building it. They seem so much more fun and easier to heft around. I'm 5'3" and strong enough, but man am I not thrilled about hauling my 55 kayak to the shore by myself. When we started this, my hubby swore he would helping me so the weight wasn't an issue then. It is now. Any of you women build your own kayaks? What do you think?
Hey everyone! Wish I'd found you earlier. My husband and I got into Sea Kayaking in 2007 and fell hook, line, and roll. Trouble was he got sick and he's still unable to paddle. Selling his Wilderness System Tempest Pro 180 - plus a paddle and custom spray skirt. But here's the trouble --- I can't easily sell it on the local boards. Can I sell it on here? I looked at the Marketplace but the page doesn't work. I've got it posted on Craig's list in the Seattle area. I've got a friend who might be able to deliver if you are on the West Coast. I'm considering selling my Tempest Pro 165 and building a lighter weight Pygmy or Redfish --- but for now, I keep mine. Advice on selling this awesome sea kayak that's in great shape?
In the summer of 2012 I completed my second solo Inside Passage kayaking trip. I have put together a web site with photos and information about the trip. If you are interested in kayaking along the northwest Pacific Coast between Washington and Alaska check out the site at: Sea Kayaking the Inside Passage
One week since my Purchase of a CD Gulfstream...WOW!
In one week I have paddled it 5 times and I am in love. Sorry Capella, but you do look good on the wall...lol.
Very wise words :) never drop your guard when there is water involved :)
What can I say, it looks as though I am a newbie amongst many others. I am surrounded by water (2 bays, 3 rivers, the gulf of mexico, and other water ways). I absolutely have fallen in love with paddling my Capella. Most in the area are into sit on fishing yaks (which are great too). So I spend most of my time being as safe as possible while developing my paddling skills. I have found a really nice spot that is a safe place to practice various skills that is still near where many people are always fishing out of their yaks. Actually a few seem to find it quite entertaining watching me dump myself out while working on a new skill ( like high bracing and such). I will watch vids, pick a skill then go out and work on it. I know classes would shorten my learning curve but I am hard-headed sometimes and i enjoy the satisfaction this is bringing to me.
I even have a spare kayak if anyone is local and would like to go paddling. One of the local fishermen likes to paddle up in his mirage pro angler and hang out while I play and learn things. He gets a good kick out of what I am doing (its quite funny).
I do have to say this... I have been on the water my whole life, I have seen many tragic things happen as well as having been swept out as a kid by strong currents myself. Respect the water! I am rambling on about my crazy methods but please be safe while learning, wear a pfd and at least keep a whistle handy. Stay close to others, and if you dont know how, please take swimming lessons. This is a passion, and be passionate about it!
Greetings from glacier carved and pleasantly warm Central Maine.
I did a little paddling several year ago and just got rebit by the bug this week. My new Ukrainian wife and I were at a local beach and I noticed the canoes and kayaks for rent so we went out for an hour and came back hooked. In fact we did it again the next day and had even more fun. I watched a few techniques vids the night before and improved my paddling and showed her what I learned and we spent a beautiful hour paddling around Green Lake without feeling tired or getting sore at all. She picked it up right away having never been in a kayak of any kind before and now she keeps asking when we can go again for a little longer trip.
Now we're looking seriously at buying a couple small touring/rec boats for some short camping trips. Sat. we will have a test paddle at a nearby lake in some Neckys. A 13 a 16 and a 17. The guy we spoke with at The Ski Rack in Bangor was very helpful and started working on fitting a couple boats into a limited budget with a possible deal on some demo boats after the season is over. No probs as we live in Ukraine most of the year so we won't need them until next Summer anyway and I said we'd keep an eye on CL, etc as well.
Glad I found this board and look forward to posting some TRs along the and learning all I can from those who have gone before and made the mistakes already.
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