Re: Coots' Annual Yaquina River Halloween Float, October 26th
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I have to agree with Thorne on this. White water Kayaks aren't very good at flat water paddling, even with modifications. Tracking and speed aren't what they are made for. You definitely are going to work harder to achieve speed and direction. Two important things when paddling long distances.
Along the lines of paddles, my favorite to use when kayaking, and even sometimes in my solo-canoe is my cedar greenland style paddle. It's extremely efficient and light weight.
I'd be tempted to find our build a kayak that is specifically for touring or adventuring, (if that's what you want to do). A good cheap easy to build option would be Dave Gentry's 12' Chuckanut.
I have built the 12' & the 15'. Both paddle fine, but the 12' is easier to manuever, especially in tight spaces. Both are light weight and can be easily car topped.
On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 9:08 AM David Luckhardt <david.luckhardt@...> wrote: