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Boaters/Kayakers...post your stories & rides

Who's into water sports....NO, not where your domestic partner stands over you and ........the outdoor water sports kind...boating, sailing, kayaking, water ski, fishing, etc. Post your rides and wet adventures.

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post #2 of 24 Old 07-31-2008, 04:49 AM
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let me see if I can get my friend to send me the pictures from this past weekend doing a little kayacking


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we LOVE taking the boat out for a relaxing cruise on the Colorado river. And I try not to run over any kayakers!
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post #4 of 24 Old 07-31-2008, 01:04 PM
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I have REALLY been wanting to get into Kyaking. Specifically white water. Only problem is you probably shouldn't go by yourself. I just moved here so I do not know anybody. I suppose I could try to find some local group to go with. I just wish I could buy a boat and go!


Any Colorado people on here Kayak? need a partner?? lol.
Does anybody know of a good white water kayak forum? haven't found a good one yet..
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I do a lot of bay kayaking, or did until this year (hurt my back, still working out a great way to carry it w/ the wrangler, other responsibilities, etc.) - I use a Tarpon 160i as my preferred 'craft. I think I logged close to 400 miles paddling last year, but the longest trip was a two day round-trip from Port O'connor TX to Matagorda Island. It was pretty hair-raising to try and paddle my boat back across the ICW on a Saturday evening - think barges, jet-skis, and 10+ foot wakes. There was a crowd cheering me on from the marina when I landed. One claimed to have to coast guard ready in case I got hit *laugh*

Mostly though, I paddle for my photography hobby, I like to photograph the GLO cabins throughout the bays here. Some of which is found here: http://shutterdrone.wordpress.com/

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New toy....thank you high fuel prices....boat sales are really hurting and I can write my own ticket

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Thank you -T-...now I have to get it up to Virginia

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post #10 of 24 Old 12-05-2009, 02:58 PM
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i yak fish on the texas coast from sabine to corpus christi. here a few pics





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I was a river guide on the Ocoee and Chattooga back in 2000, so when I wasnt trying to stay upright with 6 lazy, screaming, non paddling, camp kids in the boat I was paddling a wavesport z and then a wavesport super ez. Unfortunately for me Im a much better firefighter than I was a whitewater kayaker, so as I got older and the river started to hurt more I had to make a choice, the fire dept won, and the kayak got sold.
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oooh! I dig the sparkly blue MasterCraft. Here's my most recent boat.

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post #14 of 24 Old 02-22-2010, 09:01 PM
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Did my first solo BWCA kayak trip last sept. Loved it.







I'm still trying to figure out how the heck to mount my yak on the new JK. I also need to be able to throw my canoe on there, but I'm more into kayaking, usually go 2-3 times a week.



damn I wish winter would end.

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post #15 of 24 Old 03-09-2010, 09:06 AM
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I'm still trying to figure out how the heck to mount my yak on the new JK
I'm too cheap for a rack and just throw three ratchet straps on it, hard top or no top, usually carry an eighty pound canoe and a thirty five pound kayak, or two kayaks with no problems so far. Lately I've been leaving a kayak on just in case I can sneak out for a two hour lunch if the weathers nice (the weight also reduces my shimmy)

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I'm too cheap for a rack and just throw three ratchet straps on it, hard top or no top, usually carry an eighty pound canoe and a thirty five pound kayak, or two kayaks with no problems so far. Lately I've been leaving a kayak on just in case I can sneak out for a two hour lunch if the weathers nice (the weight also reduces my shimmy)

cool. what are your straps hooked to? I have tow hooks in front, but they don't seem safe to tie to, and I don't know what to do in the back. The plastic bumpers seem incapable of tying to since they are... plastic.
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Passenger side under the stock bumper there's a hole to what feel like a solid piece of steel. I just hook that. The rear is connected to the hitch.

Be careful when tightening it and tightening the side straps through the doors, I've heard it's easy to over tighten and crack the top, though I've never had this problem, even drove over 1k miles with a canoe and kayak on top with no problems.

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I love the end of winter, solitary, chunks of ice floating around and snow capped peaks. The boundary waters look like a beautiful place to be able to go so often.
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I'm too cheap for a rack and just throw three ratchet straps on it, hard top or no top, usually carry an eighty pound canoe and a thirty five pound kayak, or two kayaks with no problems so far. Lately I've been leaving a kayak on just in case I can sneak out for a two hour lunch if the weathers nice (the weight also reduces my shimmy)

cool setup. looks like a perception search.
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Jeep just seems to lend itself to the outdoor life!


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brought this home a few days ago.



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Too many stories- getting swept out into the shipping lanes in the Gulf, getting sucked through the old RR bridge into Galveston's east bay, kayaking at night through the alligator infested swamps at Martin Dies in east Texas, recovering furniture out of raging flood waters in Dickinson Bayou after Tropical Storm Alicia, etc, etc.
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Well this is mountain/outdoor country. We don't have much water but we make the most of it.


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