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Official Kayaking/Canoeing Thread

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

  1. Oct 20, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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    Machine gun mount. Would love to blow the shit out of it since it has nothing but issues. QA at Toyota USA is shit. Start making them in Japan for Christ's Sake!
    If you go with J racks, unless your wife is tall, she might not have problems. How heavy is the kayak? You could try the saddle/rollers combo. I have the saddle type but I usually load the 'yaks onto my trk/shell rig.
     
  2. Oct 20, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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    She's 5'10". The kayak weighs 65 lbs. I think we are gonna go with the Yakima Evenkeel. Worst case we will buy the rollers after trying.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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    Machine gun mount. Would love to blow the shit out of it since it has nothing but issues. QA at Toyota USA is shit. Start making them in Japan for Christ's Sake!
    Those should do fine. I have the Mako saddles. I opted out of the rollers. You shall be good.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    I had the evenkeels on my Mazda. personally, I didn't like them because I felt I couldn't get the yak strapped down enough (it still wobbled quite a bit even after tightening everything down and having them spaced wide enough for the hull. Believe it or not, I have had better luck with my foam blocks that I got from Bass Pro that slide on to the cross bars. That is just my opinion though.

    Edit: forgot to mention that the other issue I had with the evenkeels was when loading the yak up, the saddles wanted to rotate on the cross bars. I tried everything to keep them from moving and trying to lift the yak up the extra 5-6" and put it straight on from the side was a pita (even on a Mazda 3). Just something to think about.
     
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  5. Oct 20, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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    Machine gun mount. Would love to blow the shit out of it since it has nothing but issues. QA at Toyota USA is shit. Start making them in Japan for Christ's Sake!
    foam blocks are another good choice...

    mntbiker, you place your 'yak upside down or on its hull?
     
  6. Oct 21, 2013 at 6:39 AM
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  7. Oct 21, 2013 at 6:44 AM
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    colinb17

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    Been missing my kayak for the last 5 months as it sits in the corner of a storage unit in Fl, but the movers should have it delivered to me this week or next week :woot: can't wait to get back out on the water.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2013 at 7:32 AM
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    33* when I hit the water at my local beaver pond for my morning coffee :)

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  9. Oct 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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    Nice!
     
  10. Oct 26, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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    Awesome pics! 33*, brave man! Do you stay completely dry when you go out?

    I still have yet to get out in mine. It's kinda looking like spring for me! I may get my canoe out during shotgun season for deer, but even that is looking doubtful now!:(
     
  11. Oct 26, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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    Yep. No getting wet for me. As long as you don't fall in the only way you can get wet is the paddle so a little proper paddle control goes a long way when it's cold. Key is to always put in and get out facing shore. Never get in/out facing the water. My yak has a huge cockpit so that also makes getting in/out super easy.

    I was just wearing thermals and 6" boots with typical street clothes. My legs got a little cold because the boat was cold but no biggie.
     
  12. Oct 26, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    Sounds like I will be needing some practice.:eek: I put more importance on camping this year with the new camper! I definitely gotta work on doing the two together! :D
     
  13. Oct 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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    I only got the kayak out three times this year, didn't get the fishing boat out at all. This second shift lifestyle is crimping my hobbies.:( I got the fishing boat all set to go in the early summer, ran the motor, charged the batteries, then it sat in the garage all summer. I need to put the cover on it and put it back outside soon. If everything goes like I'm planning, I'll be retired next summer, plenty of spare time. Money, not so much... A tradeoff I'm willing to make right now, but I might chicken out.
     
  14. Oct 27, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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    xxxx,

    Awesome pics!!! Would love to have something like this around my area. Beavers are cool. What kind of 'yak do you have?
     
  15. Oct 27, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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    Ive been yakking for over 20 years and grew up on the water so I'm lucky.
    Definitely get the two together. I have only been camping once int he past 5-10 years at a place that didn't have water access. To me the two are inseparable.

    ah power boats..... yea I had the same issues. Boat sits all season after putting money into it for nothing. That's why I sold mine. I even had free storage and a free dock and still didn't use it. I'm down my moms marina all summer working there and when I'm done working last thing I want to do is take a boat ride.


    Thanks! They are off my crappy cell phone. Wish I had my camera but the batteries were dead.

    I have a 9' LL Bean/Mannatee which is really a re-branded Perception/Swiftly. Had it since 2004 and the one in the pics is a 12' Perception Sun-dance I picked up 2 years ago used off Craigslist. Got the paddle and life jacket with it in winter time for $350.

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    No need to ever buy a yak new IMO - its just throwing money down the drain. Come November/December Craigslist is full of them for dirt cheap.
     
  16. Oct 27, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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    Oh yea I forgot the most important part.....location. I'm in NJ so you know its packed and I have all kinds of lakes and streams. Use Google maps to find them. Little exploring can go a long way. You could end up with a great spot in your backyard.....as long as your not in the desert lol
     
  17. Oct 27, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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    I know I keep saying it, but I gotta get together with you guys for a long weekend of camping/kayaking! I also need a little laziness time to sit back with a few beers and a nap!:rolleyes::D
     
  18. Oct 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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    XXXX,

    Your cell did a good job. My Pungo 140 right now stored for the season. I do plan on checking the local area for sure. Right now I am too busy trying to catch as much salmon as I can.
     
  19. Oct 27, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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  20. Dec 27, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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