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#1 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 10:05 PM

How many folks are canoe and kayak enthusiasts?

Any favorite routes you would like to share.
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#2 smlobx


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 10:46 PM

We are avid yakers but most of our trips have been East of the Mississippi...
We just recently bought a Dinoot Expedition trailer and are in the process of adapting it to haul our kayaks behind out TC.
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Posted 03 August 2016 - 10:56 PM

I am currently looking at canoes, but haven't decided on one yet.

Edited by Ace!, 03 August 2016 - 10:57 PM.

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 12:37 AM

Until I get one the dog can ride in I've kind of stopped kayaking. My new solar panel kind of screwed up my carry plan also.

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 12:49 AM

4 - Fat boat, wide beam (very stable for my kids when they were about 5 & 7 years old) kayaks, like below.

Purchased in 1986, still going strong. Used mostly on fresh water lakes. Just messing around in boats and fishing.




2 - Royaks, speciality sit on top sea kayaks, used in beach launching for free diving and SCUBA diving (secure place for mounting two SCUBA tanks, plus interior storage).

Purchased in 1975, still going strong. No photos.


1 - Squirt boat (very small kayak) for white water river running.

Purcased in 1970, still going strong. No photos.


My stuff is old, however, in great condition.


Favorite places?

As long as it's wet, I'll go there.

Edited by Alley-Kat, 04 August 2016 - 01:30 AM.

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#6 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 01:44 AM

We've been collecting small craft for the last 40 years. Two Lincoln canoes, plus a 12 Wee Rob lap strake canoe that I built. A very heavy Necky Tofino double, a Necky Arluk IV for the Bride and a Nimbus Seafarer for me.

Our local paddling areas include the Willamette and Columbia rivers (Skamokowa is very nice), and the high Cascade lakes. Further from home, we like the Gulf Islands of BC, and the area around the Broughton archipelago.

A trip I'd really like to make is an early fall trip to Lake Powell. Powell is fantastic, but we've never taken the kayaks down.
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Posted 04 August 2016 - 02:09 AM

Well, we live in a state with a surplus of awesome canoeing opportunities, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness being the premier resource and one of our favorite places to go. In addition to that there is Voyageurs National Park and lakes and rivers too numerous to list. We've done lots of canoe-tripping over the years in our trusty aluminum 17 foot canoe. I volunteer now with a non-profit youth development organization working with kids building boats and get my quota of boat-building fun that way without having to own them all, haha.


Here is a webpage you all might be interested in: http://www.freemanse...e-wilderness-3/

The couple is spending a year in the BWCA to bring attention to the threat posed by proposed mining development. Check out the instagram- pretty good photos. They were covered on the Today show recently:  http://www.today.com...on-735515715885


Two favorite kayaking destinations are the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin and the San Juan Islands of Washington. We have done unforgettable multi-day trips in both locations.

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 03:10 AM

We have always been around boats and waters....she was a girl scout canoeist and later white water paddler.


We long sailed a whacko little camp cruiser, a Phil Bolger designed camp cruiser ( type Dovekie) which was 22', drew 4 inches and carried a single sprit sail.....tacked upwind nearly 60 miles per hour ( behind our truck) from the Everglades to the north Maine woods....good for crusing up to two weeks and could moor to a blue berry bush in coastal Maine waters.   


For this forum our current watercraft are two Klepper single folding kayaks.......somewhere in the barn is a double also. These are archaic german canvas and wood framed boats....the first Atlantic solo crossing and, to some real extent, the great grandparent of most modern sea kayaks. 


Don't ask about all the other boats.................mostly projects and dreams....maritime history. 





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#9 Cayuse


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 04:02 AM

Currently a 17' cedar strip canoe and a kevlar slalom kayak.  Over the years more whitewater kayaks have come and gone than I care to think about, when I was actively paddling there were usually 3-4 in the garage at any time.


Like skis, bikes and so many other toys the ideal number of boats seams to be N+1 where N is the number you currently own.

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 04:16 AM

I guess my '73 Folbot isn't so out of place after all. ;)

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