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#11 Vic

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 04:12 AM

Pushed 'submit' on the order for the Sea Eagle and will give it a try.  The more I read about the rivers and creeks being blown out this year, I figure I'm going to try some of the smaller still waters and see how it goes.  I'll update this after I give it a try - ETA is 6/1.    


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:25 AM

Well I "accidentally" bought a boat of sorts. Since I have Klymit inflatable pads in my camper and really like them I was on their eBay store yesterday and saw their inflatable dinghy/pack raft. Seeing the "make an offer" on there I threw out $100. Should have put a lower amount for the first try but they accepted my offer. Well now I need a packable paddle. It will see some action this summer in the Owens Valley.

 

I've seen people doing light rapids with them and also packing them with backpacking packs it isn't my primary goal. It is light and compact so it should be ok for my light use intent.

 

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 12:25 PM

A bit of an aside, but there is an Oregon Field Guide episode about floating the Wenaha River in Pack rafts. Season 28, Episode 6.

http://www.opb.org/t...n/programs/ofg/
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:47 PM

Vic, you're going to fight the wind in a raft like this. I'd consider a good float tube first.

I'd be interested in what float tube you'd recommend  (I'm on a wicked tight budget!)


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:50 PM

I'd be interested in what float tube you'd recommend  (I'm on a wicked tight budget!)


Watch Craigslist. I have an inexpensive basic tube that I traded for about 30 years ago. If you can find one, a U shaped tube that is easy to get into would be good. Remember to walk backwards with the fins on, otherwise it's embarrassing when you're trying to get up after tripping over the flippers.
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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:35 PM

I will indeed ... I am also watching for a beat-up 4x6 trailer onto which I will put the camper to move it about. So float tube open at the front and a trailer.... I like the idea of floating around ...fishing too...maybe even catching


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Posted 02 April 2019 - 08:25 PM

Hello new to the forum & this topic caught my fancy. I just purchased a Sea Eagle PackFish7. Took it out on the Northern California Delta. I am experiencing a learning curve & it seems I need to take it out more. Just curious if anyone else has bought one & I wanted to read their experiences.


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