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#41 Muddy Buddies

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:27 AM

It sounds like the inflatables are more work, so it seems like the inflatable would be more likely to injure your shoulder for the actual paddling than the hard side kayak.  If you are caching in a group, you most likely would be able to get someone to get you loaded and unloaded if you wanted to do the kayaking bad enough. 

 

We ended up putting our kayaking on hold this summer until my surgery healed.  I'm hoping we are back in our kayak this fall.  Getting the kayak loaded on the roof is challenging after you've been paddling for many hours.  I think one of the most recent times we went kayaking with the group, Houston Control was nice enough to help Stan get our kayak loaded onto the roof. 


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#42 Baytown Bert

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:24 AM

I will help anyone load or unload their Yak, just ask.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:13 PM

After a few years of loading kayaks on top of a rack over a 4x4 truck, I decided that it was too much work to lift a kayak (usually two) up there and secure them so I decided to buy a kayak trailer.  That let me keep the kayaks loaded on the trailer in the garage ready to go and just hitch it up when I wanted to go.   It made it a lot easier to hit the road and was a lot easier on my back.  A shoulder injury put an end to my kayaking for a while but I got it out yesterday for the first time in a long while and it felt good.


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#44 green-eyed

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:47 AM

Anyone seen or tried modular kayaks before?  Basspro is selling them...pricey, but interesting.

 

I tried to put in a link and the forum REFUSES to let me do it.  I keep clicking and nothing happens...They're "Point 65 deg N" brand.


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#45 JuleeD

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:19 AM

Wow...those things are pricey, but convenient.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:41 AM

There's a six yr old, inflatable Sea Eagle SE-330 for sale on Craigslist in League City for $75 with inflator, seats and paddles.

They say you can try it in the pond in their back yard. Try it, go out a few times, and sell it for $50-75 and you are ahead of renting.

Probably not the last kayak you'll buy but something pretty easy to try.

 

http://houston.craig...4164283425.html



#47 Cache Control

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:52 AM

For $249 you can buy a new Pelican 11'6" green top, white bottom. with 3 rod holders from Academy.  Its not in there online store.  But it is in there sales ad this week.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:57 PM

Rod holders? That's what I'm looking for in a kayak....!

 

Dear Rod Stewart,

Do you like to kayak?

Call me! :smiley6600:  


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:06 PM

Here is a very good priced modular kayak.

 

Of course I am an idiot this is only for spare pieces.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:12 PM

pricing at bean's is better than basspro.  it's not spares - you buy it in parts.  you can buy just bow and stern and no middle for a single.  buy a middle and you have a tandem yak.

 

I'd be curious to see what people think of them.  it's pricy yes, but portable and I could have a single for me or a tandem when I wanted to take powerdog02 with me.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:09 PM

People who do adventure races use inflatables but these are usually short paddles.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:20 PM

Or you could do group paddles with just one kayak!!! http://www.youtube.c...h?v=SeMFlN40JiE
 



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:47 PM

pricing at bean's is better than basspro.  it's not spares - you buy it in parts.  you can buy just bow and stern and no middle for a single.  buy a middle and you have a tandem yak.

 

I'd be curious to see what people think of them.  it's pricy yes, but portable and I could have a single for me or a tandem when I wanted to take powerdog02 with me.

I like it!


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:18 PM

Or you could do group paddles with just one kayak!!! http://www.youtube.c...h?v=SeMFlN40JiE
 

 

dude.  that is awesome!!!  now I want it even more.


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