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Official Kayaking/Canoeing Thread

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by mntbiker2008, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 [OP] First I derp.. then I herp

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    Didn't see one of these threads here and it seems like we have quite a few people on here that kayak/canoe/raft. Post what boats you have (pics if you have any!), modifications you have made to it, etc. Talk about upcoming/past trips you have made!


    I have a 11' Perception Rhythm Sit in kayak. The boat didn't come with drain plugs (weird for being a sit in) so I added a drain plug at the bow and stern. Also added 3 anchor points to either tie stuff down on top of the storage lid or attach my anchor to so I can float in one area. Next mods will be a fishing rod holder, better anchor system (so I can control where the anchor is on the boat), and a paddle holder.


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    Not mine but a better view of the deck layout:
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    Lets see what you all got! :popcorn:
     
  2. TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    i love kayaking. well i have only done it in a pound. and a cove at the lake. but it was fun as hell. i want to get one and go down the river.
     
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    I have an old Dagger, I bought used. I'll try and post pics later.
     
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    We kayak both forks of the St. Lucie River, Indian River Lagoon, The Sandbar and take them camping to paddle the springs in central Florida.
     
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    I have two Kayak. This on is a Perception Prodigy 12, I go out every weekend and on wed. night :oldglory:
     
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    Added a 3 lb largemouth bass to my kayak last week.:)
     
  7. mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 [OP] First I derp.. then I herp

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    very nice! How do you like that prodigy?
    sweet!!! I have yet to fish out of mine yet.



    Did a midnight kayak/canoe trip down the river with my cousin and a bunch of his friends. That was awesome! It was interesting piling 3 people per canoe though. Glad I had my own boat so I could just sit back and watch everything unfold. :p
     
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    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Nice Perception Aaron & thread!
    I just got out of the water at Kennebunk pond in Maine on my Perception Swifty. I really wanted to buy a Wilderness Systems Tarpon this summer but the funds did not work out. How do you like the Perception model?
     
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    My used Dagger at Canyon Lake, AZ
     
  10. mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 [OP] First I derp.. then I herp

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    Thank you. I love the Wilderness Systems kayaks. I was just about to buy the Pungo 125 but had a few things come up that made me drop down to a less expensive boat. It is a love hate relationship with my kayak. I have only had it since March and the piece that connect the seat to the bottom of the boat has already broken off, the bottom right below your knee has a concave dip in it. Have not even drug it over any rocks or sat it out in the sun! The place I bought it from is one of those factory second dealers so I have a feeling it is going to be a p.i.t.a. to do anything with warranty. Otherwise, I don't mind it too much. The seat thing is un-noticable so I dont mind that but the dip is a bit aggravating. Kinda wish I saved up the money again and bought the W.S.
    Very nice! that a 10 or 12ft?
     
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    the 3 lber.
     
  12. mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 [OP] First I derp.. then I herp

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    Nice catch! How stable is your boat while you are casting and reeling in?
     
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    It's a 10 footer. It doesn't track straight, but it's my first one and I like it.
     
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    Very stable, however they do drag you around a little bit.
     
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    I've got a Future Beach fishing kayak (the one on the left). It's got a dihedral hull which is great for side to side stability, however it turns like a brick. My gf has a Dagger Crossfire which is shown on the right. It's a lot more maneuverable than mine but takes more finesse to paddle straight and not turn. It takes using your hips which I am not good at.

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    I have a 10' pelican...basic but it's all i need since it's just for floating pretty much.


    I do need to find a cup holder for it though, and maybe some paddle clips for the side.
     
  17. mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 [OP] First I derp.. then I herp

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    That is what I use. Works great! Got it for about $5 I think at Dicks.
     
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    i have 2 equinox 10.4s! i love them! go down the river almost every weekend. (salt river arizona)
     
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    I think the lip around the cockpit on my pursuit is too wide for that...it's like 3". I sent the co that makes those an email though. might have to make one out of pvc lol
     
  20. mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 [OP] First I derp.. then I herp

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    It should fit. They are really made for canoes. My cockpit has a pretty wide lip as well. The top piece flexes pretty wide.
     
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