Kayaking fools

Semi-Hex

Enfant Terrible
Well, it was 75 F today and the reservoirs have been rising over 65 feet this spring. We decided to give our new inflatable kayaks a spin.

It's been years since I've kayaked and my woman has only kayaked once before. We had a blast. They were a little wobbly when we first started but we soon had an idea of what we needed to do and where we were headed. A little over three kilometers later we stopped to have lunch and watch the carp spawn. A nice leisurely trip back and our arms were saying enough.

Deflated, packed and headed for home (15minutes drive). Good day!
 

jim65wagon

TundraBird1
Nice!

We went kayaking today, although it was only 40 and grey sky with occasional rain. Great day, saw Bald Eagles, Ospreys, scuttled boats and collected some fossil shark teeth.
 

Semi-Hex

Enfant Terrible
Sea eagles? How do you like them?
We have the 393 RL's and they are really nice. We didn't want anything too big since we will only be doing up to two nights on the water. They are easy to setup, paddle and with the skeg, they stay on course very easy. It's still too cold to be working on self rescues and the like but that is something in the plans before too long.
 

jim65wagon

TundraBird1
We have the 393 RL's and they are really nice. We didn't want anything too big since we will only be doing up to two nights on the water. They are easy to setup, paddle and with the skeg, they stay on course very easy. It's still too cold to be working on self rescues and the like but that is something in the plans before too long.
How small do they pack down?
 

Semi-Hex

Enfant Terrible
How small do they pack down?
They actually pack down to 30x 20x 12" (approx) On the video, the guys shoves all of the remaining gear into the bag too (paddle, seat, pump and etc.) in real life, we haven't got there yet. It is getting better as we are getting better at rolling them up and stuffing them into the bag. 23 pounds.
 

Richietherocket

Adventurer
We have a pair of Sea Eagle kayaks. We can get everything into them without much of an issue. We can have our's packed and unpacked within 15 minutes each. They are great to take out with our kids. Last year we paddled in the Gulf of California while in Mexico and around Whidbey Island in WA state. For our use they are perfect. We have used them in Class 2 rapids and it was a blast!
 
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