Kayak camping, anybody set off on paddle adventures?

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    Kayak camping, anybody set off on paddle adventures?

    I started a few years ago with a buddy and his friends. We've done a couple trips down the Delaware and it is a blast. Will have to upload pics.

    What are you paddling? Any mods to your canoes and kayaks?

    edit. So far we only have two, but looking to add a couple more for the house so people can just take them out. Mine is a Sundolphin Aruba SS 12ft.



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    #2
    Thanks for sharing--looking forward to the pics. When we were down in Big Bend last year, there were some people doing this same thing on the Rio Grande. It looked pretty awesome. Of course, I'm a pansy that likes a shower and room for 200lbs of cooler, so I do my "camping" in an RV.

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      #3
      also in for pics

      ive thought about doing an overnight camp on the island at loon lake but my friends were not having it
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        #4
        I went with the SS12 instead of the 10 because I read increased stability and speed in the water. The other one we have is a Sundolphin 10ft. sit in and the difference between the two is noticeable. I'm currently using a Carlisle Magic Plus 230cm paddle, nice and light but she has a ding in the glass where my right hand sits, this will probably be the year to fix or get a new one.
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          #5
          son and i did it a few times in the daks at cranberry lake, love doing it. have to pack light for sure.

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            #6
            One of me from last years trip on the Delaware
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              #7
              Going to watch this thread. The new GF is into flatwater kayaking. Planning a couple trips that are more of camp and kayak but I could see it escalating to kayakpacking. RIght now trying to figure out the best way to get 2 kayaks on the car. I installed a thule rack but can't decide if I want to do the center pole, 2 sets of J hooks or if the roller style will fit.

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                #8
                I've got a shitty 12' canoe with a lot of holes. Once I patch them up I plan to float otter creek from its beginning to lake Champlain Vt.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Thatg9659 View Post
                  I've got a shitty 12' canoe with a lot of holes. Once I patch them up I plan to float otter creek from its beginning to lake Champlain Vt.
                  Thats not the 'irate way. Just install a giant sump pump and generator that you rebuild with a predator swap and don't fix the holes

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by kf4zht View Post

                    Thats not the 'irate way. Just install a giant sump pump and generator that you rebuild with a predator swap and don't fix the holes
                    Flex seal FTMFW

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by SLOWPOKE693 View Post

                      Flex seal FTMFW

                      2 cans of flex seal got it through its first season I wasn't about to use two more cans for this one.
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                        #12
                        Grew up canoeing a bunch with my dad, he never liked kayaks for some reason. We did a week up in boundary waters when I was 10ish. Current kayak is a cheap 10’ sit in some girl gave me for helping her move, I primarily duck hunt out of it and take it when I’m paddling with people who own slow shitty boats. Found a spray skirt for it, we have some rapids about an hour away I’ve been wanting to hit.

                        I paddle my pirogue a lot more, they are flat bottom Cajun canoe/kayak type deals. It’s 14’ long and 25” wide at the bottom, sucker will fly. They are easy to build, I can post more details if anyone’s interested.

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                            #14
                            Its not even close to kayak camping, but its the boat I have. 18' aluminum scanoe with a flat back. I went on a 3 day camping trip in it when I was 3, my dad gave it to me several years ago. I am usually the supply boat when a group of us go camping on the sand bars. Its pretty beat up but I have been able to get my non outdoors wife and city kids out on the river with it. Hoping for more trips with them this year! Click image for larger version
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                              #15
                              Have a couple of Sawyer canoes and an ancient Perception Dagger. Only water they've touched in several years is the rain that hits them in the backyard.

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