|08-15-2002 10:25 AM|
|Wes||Yeah, had the camera out, we'd been practising beach launches and landings for a while. I'm sure the sight of the camera contributed to that crash, usual 16 yr old mentality. The only casualty was a slight bash in the shins I got retrieving the boat after it squirted away from him.|
|08-14-2002 08:38 PM|
Interesting . . .
You must have had the camera out already to get that shot! Was carnage imminent?
|08-14-2002 03:44 PM|
|Adrian||Jim, definitely looks like a young mans game - those bruises just take way too long to heal these days|
|08-14-2002 03:14 PM|
There are definitely some good reasons to look at SOT's. This is a Tarpon doing what Tarpons do I guess. I did land a SINK here a few times but only after watching the water carefully for a while each time and picking my moment. If you hook up with Adrian you guys should give me a call. I have 2 kayaks so you can check out a Tarpon and also a more traditional sort of sea kayak if you'd care to.
This is my 16 yr old son doing (blowing) a beach landing in Maine. We got out later in the afternoon and he had a blast following a school of mackeral with me. A couple of somethings very big and fast herding and slashing through them for close to 2 hrs provided great entertainment.
|08-10-2002 11:48 AM|
Ant time you want to hook up!
If you get a demo model maybe we can find a lake with loads of overgrown bucketmouths where gas powered craft are not allowed! You can try my SOT (Tarpon). Ask Striblue about the Tribalance - you can stand up in one of those!
|08-10-2002 08:28 AM|
I hope to try both the "sit on top" and "sit inside" models to see which type I prefer.
Do they make a "stand on top" model that you can push with a pole? I'll take that one!
|08-09-2002 06:34 AM|
|FishHawk||Try and hook up with Adrian he's from your area and has a sit on top yak. He'll be able to show you the ropes. Fishhawk|
|08-08-2002 09:26 AM|
Re: Even old folk can do it
It'll probably be more like "when" I capsize! :hehe:
|08-07-2002 07:29 PM|
Even old folk can do it
I am in my 50's and overweight...Have no problem paddling a Pungo. Just get a life jacket that will not ride up onto your face if you happen to capsize..The Pungo is as stable as a wide canoe.
|07-31-2002 07:25 PM|
It's sorta' like your first night HALO (high altitude low opening) parachute jump...but different!
You step out'a the door and into the dark...a leap of faith...
Only this time you're in a tupperwear boat and you're hangin' on to a paddle...up-side-down and low on air!
If it doesn't kill you it will make you stronger!
Forget the lessons...come to the FarSide (of the Canal)...
Just do it!
|07-31-2002 06:27 PM|
Haven't tried a kayak yet . . .
but I've been considering it for some time now. I was thinking about renting one to see how I like it. Can a reasonably well coordinated, experienced rower just hop in and give it a try, or would I be better off taking lessons?