Lots of room for you? I'm 6'1" so need lots of leg room. Having both knees ortho'd next month. So just gonna look for now and see, there are lots to choose from, and used as you say is an option.
Oh, yeah, plenty of room and a big cockpit, so easy to get in. I'm 6'1" as well. Actually all they kayaks I've been in have had plenty of leg room, but some of them have small cockpits. The first one we bought (from a neighbor on Marrowstone Island) has a very small opening and it's quite tippy, so it's a bit of challenge for me to get in and out. The double in this photo is very solid, but rather heavy for a fiberglass (the rotomolds are even heavier).
Some of the coolest ones I've seen are the wood layups, like the Pygmy boats made in Port Townsend. Very light and (I'm told) very tough, and very nice looking ... but not cheap -- even if you buy them as kits and build them yourself.
Very nice kayak Bryan...looks a lovely shape...
All the best from Sandy ;)
Thanks Sandy. Yes, I love that kayak. It's very comfortable for a longer trip and very stable. That came in handy on this particular trip because the weather turned very nasty and we had to go back (about 15 miles) in very rough conditions. My wife and my younger son (11 at the time) had no problem with the kayak. The canoe, with my older son and I, was rather dicey.
:) They do seem to handle rough conditions good some times...if the wind is right ;)
Sounds like an exciting trip...was it on this lake you went as it looks like a stunning place to explore...
All the best from sandy ;)
Sandy, yes, it was on this lake. I've done a couple of multi-day trips on this lake. It's a wonderful place. Part of the North Cascades National Park. You have to camp in designated sites on the lake, but the sites are great, with leveled tent pads, vault toilets, picnic tables, bear boxes, and often docks (as in this picture).
That sounds really good...except for the mention of bear boxes...I take it that means somewhere safe to go if one turns up at the tent flap :)
And they say we have deadly critters over here...not nearly haha
Would be great to kayak over there though...the scenery is really stunning...
See ya Bryan and all the best from Sandy ;)
I know there are bears out there, but in all the years I've been camping in these mountains, I've never seen one. On a different trip on this lake about 5 years ago, one member of our party did see a black bear.
The main advantage of the bear boxes (especially if backpacking) is that, without them, the rangers make you carry bear barrels (they look like small plastic kegs) to keep your food in. Plus, the bear boxes here were huge, so you could store all your gear in them in case of rain or to keep other critters out -- I've never had a bear get into my food, but I've had plenty of squirrels and chipmunks and mice and birds ...
Is your family?
Yes, Rolando, it is. My wife and my 2 boys. My kayak too, but the canoe on the right was a rental :}
Beautiful place. Is the water intense cold there?
Thanks Istvan. No, the water is actually very pleasant. In fact, my family (in the photo) had been swimming much of the day. Both times I've been on the lake were in early August, though. I suspect it would be cold earlier in the summer.
Bryan, it's a lovely scene with great landscape! Enjoy your family and holidays!
Very nice photo!
Best wishes from China-Germany, Udo
Thank you very much Udo!
Nice picture and place Bryan
Enjoy your day...Marion
Thank you Marion!
Enjoy your day as well!
Super photo YS from galery!!!
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