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Old 02-26-2009, 08:31 PM   #71
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Question lucky dogs

Man I've been trying to talk my wife into letting me get a kayak
for over a year.
all your pictures make me think i need to push her a little more.

hopefully i will get one this summer.??

You guys have any advice for a novice? on a good first kayak?
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:47 PM   #72
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My wife gave me an inflatable kayak made by Coleman for Christmas. I'm anxious to try it.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:56 PM   #73
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I have minor other kayak experience, but I love my Hobies. Not cheap but they do hold their value, like an AS.
They are sit-on-top, stable and tough. You can get models with a pedal operated propulsion system which I swear by and never at. See the post above yours for a couple of pics.
Easy to find the info, Hobie Kayaks
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:34 PM   #74
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I bought a Hobie a few years ago - can't be beat for fishing. At first my wife had a fit about me buying it until she tried it herself. Now she has her own... going out in them is the second best thing we do together.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:09 PM   #76
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I have a Mirage Outback, she has a Mirage Sport. I've been thinking about another sport since they added rod holders making it more suitable for fishing without a lot of modification. I bought the Outback for Bay fishing in FL, but have since sold the house down there. The Outback is a little heavy if I have to load it on the Jeep by myself. Still great for paddling around the cove here at home...
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Like reday, I started with the outback, my wife added her own sport. then i found the adventure island with outriggers and a sail and i got to kayak on the mirror still mountain lakes in the morning, then around noon, when the upslope winds kick in, i get to go sailing.
again, the second best thing my wife and i do together
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:30 PM   #78
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Just get on the water.

Great boats. Just look at the smiles!
Wide range of kayaks and canoes out there. We've got Cobra singles and a Necky tandem. I am however looking at the Wilderness Tarpon 14 as a possible replacement for us. Bought my fishing license today and looking forward to some time on the water.
We took three boats on our last run up to Teton/Yellowstone. the lower pic is Nanc birding Near Yuma, AZ.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:41 PM   #79
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:39 AM   #80
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I just started kayaking this winter-in the Y pool! I learned some basic safety things-like how to get out if you flip. I spent a day with an instructor looking at different styles and settled on a new hybrid by Liquid Logic made right here in NC. It has a drop down skagg which is great for the lakes and smooth water. It is very versatile and if I get real adventurous it performs well in white water. Its 10.4 feet long with a closed storage unit which makes it also very good for over night camping. The seat is adjustable which is very important to me since I have had a back injury. I don't know how to post pictures here but you can look up Liquid Logic at Get Outdoors. One of my instructors did a review and there is pictures of it. It is on the high end of cost but I wanted something that I could take just about everywhere. I have been out several times and really love it. I realy recommend taking a class before you buy. YOu are made aware of a lot of things you might not think about. There are second hand kayaks that can be found in reasonably good condition. Like bying an airstream, take your time and do a little research. Good Luck and have fun!
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18th annual regatta in front of the schooner bar in Key West-- my favorite place down there. Schooner Wharf Bar - Key West, Florida. "A Last Little Piece of Old Key West" - Live Entertainment!.
any way thought I'ld show a few of the entrants.most all used kayak type paddles and I'm a airstreamer, so there you have it. What a great time!!
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Actually - not me of course - but this thread is feeding my interest in kayaking - thanks DG for starting it!

Here is the link to the actual story of the picture:

Tyler Bradt Kayaks over Palouse Falls to Break the Waterfall World Record

Apologies for hijacking - but couldn't resist!
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:08 PM   #83
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We had the christening this morning on my Pygmy Golden Eye Hi. Didn't have any champagne, so we used Shiner Black Lager. Only had time for a quick paddle around the marina, but she's a sweet boat.

Pygmy advertises 50 to 70 hours of construction time, but I've been working on mine since October, since before my Airstream. More than 70 hours for sure, but I wasn't in a hurry and it was a really fun project.

Best thing is I can now spend all my project time on the Airstream.

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