Had a great time out on the lake today.
Had a great time out on the lake today.
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I mess around in a canoe also. Nothing serious though. I really don't know what I am doing in a boat.
I also have considered paddling my children sometimes, if that is what you meant.
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I spent some time paddling at a lake this January, but generally not my thing.
I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
Stay calm and bring a towel.
I used to sea kayak on Lakes Michigan and Superior, and got up to Michigan's U.P. a few times...its Sylvania Wilderness Area is like a mini BWCA...pristine clear chilly waters loaded with bass. During my time I had a custom African marine mahogany boat, a Valley Avocet (rotomolded), and a Current Designs Solstice GT (glass). All were beautiful to look at and paddle. Although that chapter is closed I always enjoyed paddling inland lakes silently coasting up near wildlife to take a few snapshots...deer, eagles, otters, etc.
Yes, my girlfriend and I have a Tandem Perception Swifty II Kayak (big boat, more stable than most canoes I have been in). We enjoy seeing the waterways from a human powered boat. Last summer we didn't get out together much, she had surgery and was recovering, wasn't able to paddle till mid august kinda sucked. I also have a Perception "Rythm 11" that is actually a Dagger Element 11.2 that was molded for Dick's Sporting goods. I use it for fishing and just getting out on the water alone.
I cant wait to get out on my kayak, but not till its a wee bit warmer. Maybe April...Going to get out on my bike tomorrow,
I'm a rower (crew) and I also do a bit of outrigger canoe. For my sins I also have to do the admin for 3 dragon boat teams.
part time kayaker. I hope to do more this year.
"harder" is not a very good safeword.
Used to do a bunch of paddling. Canoes, K-1 kayaks. Downriver and gates. Couldn't keep proficient, so I let that one go. Maybe when I stop moving around so much, I'll start again.
I do a few trips each year.
In early spring, when the water is up.
Sometimes, there is drinking involved.
I don't always take a canoe.
Sometimes, I borrow someone else's canoe
It doesn't always end well.
For most days, I'm in agreement with jsharr. Not so much on other days...
I pedal, paddle, and piddle, but hardly ever peddle
Yup, paddling is awesome...loads of nice quiet rivers here. I had a canoe for years then sold it when I got a kayak. I wish I hadn't...I didn't need to. I love the kayak but for camping you can't beat the storage room of a canoe.
Here is another beautiful boat. I would love to have an old, or new, Herreshoff design.
Yeah, those are some very nice looking daysailers. They put my pitiful little sunfish to shame. A little more hassle to set up and take down, but oh so worth it. Before I got the sunfish I had an old Chrysler Mutineer daysailer. I'm not sure what it was about that boat, but it was damned fast for it's weight. I actually made money off of that boat, which is exceedingly rare.
Avid paddler here. We try to get up to the Boundary Waters, Quetico, or Woodland Caribou once a year for a week long paddle trip. A couple of years ago we did a bunch of the Bloodvein River from Red Lodge to Artery Lake on the border with Manitoba. Hope to do the lower half down to Lake Winnepeg next year.
I also build my own kevlar canoes. I made a mold in my basement. Looks just like a canoe. Apply wax/release compound, coat with epoxy and drape with kevlar cloth. Many man hours later of sanding and installing gunwales seats etc I end up with a 42.5 lb tripping canoe.
Last August I used this same canoe with a buddy to compete in the Missouri River 340 canoe race. It runs from Kansas City to St. Louis for you guessed it, 340 miles down the Missouri River. 58 hours and 33 minutes later we pulled into the finish, big time tired. We got maybe 4 hours of sleep over that time period. We placed 16th out of 117 in our division, men's tandem. We were pleased with the result having not practiced for more than 7 hours and never at night! If we do that again we definitley have some ideas on how to finish higher in the standings. Hardest thing that I have ever done.
2010 Cannondale Road Tandem 2
2009 Salsa Podio
2008 Surly LHT
2007 Giant Rainier