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Old 02-13-2015, 07:50 AM   #729
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Just sold my Carolina 14 the other day because I didn't like it. It had ZERO rocker and you almost had to get out and physically turn the thing to get it to change directions.

Now I'm trying to figure out what to replace it with, and having trouble finding something the size I want (sit inside touring above 14', and capable of carrying 325-350lbs) with a large enough cockpit for me to get into. I'm 6', 220lbs.

Any suggestions?
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:26 AM   #730
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Any Kayaking ASers heading to Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness this summer? We're going to base out of Fall Lake Campground in mid July and do a bunch of day trips.


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Maybe. Our son has a summer internship in Hibbing, MN so we're planning a trip up that way this summer. My husband (nilesrob) is the real kayaker in the family and I imagine he'll want to explore the waters a bit when we're up there.

not sure when we'll be up that way though yet.
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:22 AM   #731
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Maybe. Our son has a summer internship in Hibbing, MN so we're planning a trip up that way this summer. My husband (nilesrob) is the real kayaker in the family and I imagine he'll want to explore the waters a bit when we're up there.



not sure when we'll be up that way though yet.

Cool, keep us posted when the plans firm up. Maybe we can paddle a little together or at least have a beer!


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Will do. that would be fun!
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:42 PM   #733
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Any Kayaking ASers heading to Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness this summer? We're going to base out of Fall Lake Campground in mid July and do a bunch of day trips.


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Will keep you in mind as our plans for Hibbing (MN) unfold!
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:24 PM   #734
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While not owning a Airstream currently we did buy a kayak for use before and during our travels. I have been reading this thread for a while and see most people get the nice wooden, made by hand deal, or the flo mold type.

I got to thinking about hauling and security of one or two boats on truck and decided to look at inflatables. I read a lot of reviews on Amazon and come to the decision to get a Sea Eagle boat.

I found one local the larger size a SE370 with pro package a couple years old for less than half of new.

http://www.amazon.com/Sea-Eagle-SE37.../dp/B001ASRVDK

We have not gotten a chance to use it thus far but when the weather warms up we will give it a go.

When it rolled up and every thing is in the bag it a bit heavy some 50ish lbs. They sell a back with shoulder straps which would make hauling ti around easier.

Would love a nice wooden one but i don't boat enough to justify the glamour..
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Carl, I think you mean to say "performance"' not "glamour". Enjoy the eagle when the weather turns, and be careful
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Carl, I think you mean to say "performance"' not "glamour". Enjoy the eagle when the weather turns, and be careful
right,,, growing up around boats the older wooden types, ie chris craft and such, were revered for the glamor vs performance factor. But i get your meaning.

With sub zero temp in central NC for the past week it going to be a while before water gets warm enough to venture out.

We have friends with a couple of molded boats and we look forward to joining them on the water, with out all the car top carriers, straps, and wind resistance..
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:39 AM   #738
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My husband and I are kayakers and we just recently bought an Air Stream to further indulge the habit! We're interested in finding like-minded folks.

We're planning a trip to the South Carolina / Georgia coast in the late fall for camping, kayaking and fun! If anyone out there wants to join us, please do.

We'll be at the following campgrounds on these dates:

Huntington Beach SP, SC: October 23 - 26
Skidaway Island SP, GA: October 26 - 29
Crooked River SP, GA: October 29 - 31.

We'll be paddling unless the weather turns rotten or the tides aren't favorable. We're not hard-core paddlers. We're just in it for the fun!

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My husband and I are kayakers and we just recently bought an Air Stream to further indulge the habit! We're interested in finding like-minded folks.



We're planning a trip to the South Carolina / Georgia coast in the late fall for camping, kayaking and fun! If anyone out there wants to join us, please do.



We'll be at the following campgrounds on these dates:



Huntington Beach SP, SC: October 23 - 26

Skidaway Island SP, GA: October 26 - 29

Crooked River SP, GA: October 29 - 31.



We'll be paddling unless the weather turns rotten or the tides aren't favorable. We're not hard-core paddlers. We're just in it for the fun!



Lynn

Lynn - if you plan a trip to the Great Lakes anytime, let us know, we'd love to connect and kayak! Lots of fantastic places in northern Michigan to dip the paddles. No sharks, no salt.


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Old 06-23-2015, 11:07 PM   #740
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My husband and I are kayakers and we just recently bought an Air Stream to further indulge the habit! We're interested in finding like-minded folks.

We're planning a trip to the South Carolina / Georgia coast in the late fall for camping, kayaking and fun! If anyone out there wants to join us, please do.

We'll be at the following campgrounds on these dates:

Huntington Beach SP, SC: October 23 - 26
Skidaway Island SP, GA: October 26 - 29
Crooked River SP, GA: October 29 - 31.

We'll be paddling unless the weather turns rotten or the tides aren't favorable. We're not hard-core paddlers. We're just in it for the fun!

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Sounds interesting! Paddling on the SC/GA coast (as well as upper Michigan) sounds enticing. I just had an MRI on my shoulder earlier today, so we are keeping paddling plans for this year a bit fluid at the moment.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:34 AM   #741
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My husband and I are kayakers and we just recently bought an Air Stream to further indulge the habit! We're interested in finding like-minded folks.

We're planning a trip to the South Carolina / Georgia coast in the late fall for camping, kayaking and fun! If anyone out there wants to join us, please do.

We'll be at the following campgrounds on these dates:

Huntington Beach SP, SC: October 23 - 26
Skidaway Island SP, GA: October 26 - 29
Crooked River SP, GA: October 29 - 31.

We'll be paddling unless the weather turns rotten or the tides aren't favorable. We're not hard-core paddlers. We're just in it for the fun!

Lynn
Chances of paddling look somewhat diminished based on shoulder surgery later this summer, but for what it is worth here is a post from a trip I made to Little Tybee Island - beautiful area the coast of GA/SC. Watch the tides, bring a map and enjoy!

Little Tybee Island (GA) – April 2014 | travelwiththeslowskys
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:44 AM   #742
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Another reference point for anyone interested in paddling and visiting the Georgia coast... a post from a trip I took in 2013.

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