Just Got This Kayak

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  1. Brownout

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  2. DerStrom8

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    Kayaks are great. I haven't been able to go out in quite some time, and I must say, I really miss it.

    Canoeing is another of my favorite outdoor activities. Perhaps this summer I can get a kayak or a canoe and go out on a lake some weekend....

    Have fun brownout!

    Matt
     
  3. Georacer

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    We have a large two-seater Bic back home. Rowing in the summer morning with a flat sea at 7am is pure bliss.
     
  4. Brownout

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    Yeah, I got a few boats back home too. Unfortunately, I'm living away from home now and needed something to take me out on the water. I'll probaby be interested in paddling at 7am or earlier during the summer. Right now, I can be out there any time of the day.
     
  5. Brownout

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    My fiancee and I have a canoe back home we use. I've always wanted an Ocean Kayak. Here, I can paddle in the ocean and switch to the bay in the afternoon, which is just what I plan on doing.
     
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  6. Sparky49

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    Take a fishing rod. Apparently the best way to fish, as it nearly silent, and you don't have to cast far.

    I admire those who brave the seas. I'm more the kinda guy who will sit right back on a chair. :D
     
  7. DerStrom8

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    Kayaks aren't the best for fishing, I prefer the canoe.
     
  8. Sparky49

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    Either way, I'll get wet. ;)
     
  9. t06afre

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    I have a Fanger made from Danish firm named Stuer boats. It is shaped like an old battleship
     
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  11. Brownout

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    ^- You should also try swimming. Any time I get a back strain, that's the only way I can work it out.
     
  12. Brownout

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    Kayak fishing is becomming a very popular sport. Here, they catch all kinds of fish in the ICW from kayaks. Sure I didn't need to tell you that :)

    I probably wont' go more than a few feet from the shore when I to over to the ocean side. I want to try to catch a few waves.
     
  13. maxpower097

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    Its been big here for 20 years or so. Before that it was the almight fishing customized jet ski! I always wanted one but couldn't afford one at that time. Now I'm happy with a 14ft whaler and a Kayak. My Canoe got stolen, and she was a beaut! 15'5 light fiberglass, flatback, you could take it out alone and it was fine in the wind, or take 5 people with yah and a lil 4hp motor. God I was pissed when I went to go out in it and it was missing.
     
  14. maxpower097

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    I like too but I need to do it with someone or in a populated pool which is sometimes hard. If I throw my back while in the water that could pose problematic. In a kayak or boat I can always call MP and get towed in.
     
  15. Brownout

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    Squarebacks are nice. I considered getting one, but settled on the yak instead. Here is the canoe I have: http://www.madrivercanoe.com/produc...eation/adventure_destiny_series/adventure_14/

    It's very comfortable and easy to handle. I had it in Sarasota for a couple weeks to paddle the ICW. I have only one problem with it; it's in Alabama and I'm in Florida.
     
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  16. maxpower097

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    Nice but I prefer fiberglass over molded plastics. FG tends to be lighter but not nearly as durable. So with back issues I need the lightest thing I can get to pull it to the water. That why I'm looking at ocean flat top kayaks now. We have 100's of em all over the place. I should be able to grab one for $100 or so.
     
  17. monster_catfish

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    I picked up one of these stand-up paddle boards not long ago, and have really enjoyed exploring the rain forest creeks in a standing, rather than seated position. The Versa Board is light enough to hand-drag down to the water, and I imagine it would be a blast on mild white-water.


    http://nativewatercraft.com/boat.cfm?id=38
     
  18. atferrari

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    How stable is that? Is stability pretty much depending of you?
     
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