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Swisha Loop 2018

Discussion in 'Ontario, Canada' started by tacoma16, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. Oct 10, 2018 at 6:04 PM
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    Therby

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    Yeah a kayak is on my list this winter. There is always water where we go off-roading so it makes sense and something to do while “camping”.

    I’m remaking my bed rack for my truck and have this in mind kind of.
    No rtt ever for me and I want a Prerunner/adventure vehicle so it’s going to be very minimal and steel/aluminum
     
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  2. Oct 10, 2018 at 6:14 PM
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    i'm considering getting a second one haha.

    the one I have is more for portaging and camping, its ultra light at 26lbs, but given the weight its made from kevlar and carbon fibre, you can probably guess where this is going, they are no where close to cheap boats. $3000+ tax normally. Mine was $2400+tax. In no way a cheap kayak/canoe and definitely not something I want to be bringing down tight trails having trees continually smack it.

    That and its 13.6ft long. Its rather big, again meant for portaging and camping.
    Can get decent roto moulded ones for $800-$1600 can even find some of them used for $500-$800 sometimes. I'm considering getting one of those for bringing camping with us on these trips. They are smaller and not as expensive as my Swift so I wouldn't be as concerned with it. I'd likely go the used route obviously. Plus been wanting to get one for teh girlfriend so she has something to come paddling with me.

    The pelican ones from Canadian tire you always see are whatever. I used to rent them all the time, they aren't that stable and I personally would rather spend a little more to get something thats more stable.
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2018 at 8:04 AM
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    Build thread lists all the things :D
    They actually make a bunch of different types of kayaks where I work, take a look :cookiemonster:





    The clear bottoms ones get sold to resorts all over the world. Mostly ocean resorts with coral and nice fish to see while you paddle around

    They melt the plastic from a powder, in a big mold that spins and tilts while it melts and it coats the inside of the mold. Pretty neat stuff.

    I will be getting 2 eventually, I just need to pace myself for all the things :bananadead:


    (No I do not work in the manufacturing plant, I work for another company the owners have in the same facility)
     
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  4. Jan 16, 2019 at 5:46 AM
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    Swisha 2, electric boogaloo???
     
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  5. Jan 16, 2019 at 7:05 PM
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    I would do another run.
     
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  6. Jan 16, 2019 at 7:07 PM
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    Unfortunately I have to do the wash out....also I am thinking we can camp more and not rush.
     
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  7. Jan 16, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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    The wash out is on the list to complete for sure. More to explore and less rush this time around.
     
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  8. Jan 16, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    I’d come along on this one if you guys would entertain it. Not sure my truck is equipped enough for it though. We’ll see when and if it happens though.
     
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  9. Jan 16, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    Trails were easy and perfect for stock. Just the washout I think is the more difficult part to get through but once someone gets through first, they could always winch you up if need be.
     
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  10. Jan 23, 2019 at 8:01 AM
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    I could entertain a 2nd run, since I failed to complete it the 1st time

    :anonymous:

    I had never done anything like that in my life. Learned what I needed and didnt need. Dont leave your recovery gear at home, with all communication devices.

    Bring more than 1 pair of shoes (omg so dumb) just 1 oversight that was detrimental in the end.
     
  11. Jan 23, 2019 at 8:07 AM
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    I always bring a pair of flip flops for in and out of the tent. Leave the flip flops outside the tent and boots in the truck. Not ideal in high brush areas for ticks and rash inducing plants. But usually avoid that.
     
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  12. Jan 23, 2019 at 8:14 AM
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    Secure your antennas!
    Eric lost his radio and CB antenna just by driving throught the tight bushes we were doing lol.
     
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  13. Jan 23, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    my radio antenna has never been the same. I think I may do limb risers to help prevent some damage.....I do hate them but hey....function over form
     
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  14. Jan 23, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    Lol my fm radio was never the same after swisha. Some parts are suuuper tight
     
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