Posted by: old_user on Sep-29-12 6:59 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
I remember seeing an advertisement for an insulated kayak years ago.I paddle very cold water lots of times with ice crystals.I am not getting any younger and some creature comforts would be nice.
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Posted by: lyngo on Sep-29-12 7:16 PM (EST)
I paddle often in cold water and found that laying a yoga mat, cut to fit, under my legs keeps alot of the chill off.
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Posted by: suntan on Sep-30-12 4:25 PM (EST)
Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Sep-29-12 9:15 PM (EST)
Posted by: Kudzu on Sep-29-12 9:22 PM (EST)
Get a big soda bottle, liter or 2 liter; fill it with very hot water; set it down by your feet; attach spray skirt. It helps for a good while.
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Posted by: string on Sep-29-12 10:59 PM (EST)
Kudzu, Thanks for the suggestion. I've|
Posted by: shirlann on Oct-03-12 5:08 PM (EST)
never considered the container of hot water, even after all these years.
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Posted by: pikabike on Sep-30-12 12:06 AM (EST)
Firey chili and beans for your pre-paddling meal.
If he doesn't have a dry suit...|
Posted by: bnystrom on Sep-30-12 6:26 AM (EST)
Insulate yourself instead|
Posted by: Celia on Sep-30-12 10:44 AM (EST)
Adding the cushioning as suggested above can reduce the sensation of cold water, but you should be insulated yourself well enough that this is not a debilitating issue. That way you can get out of the boat and take a stretch without freezing. More importantly an insulated boat is also not much help if you are out of it in the water.
Old Town triple layer foam core|
Posted by: Waterbird on Sep-30-12 11:15 AM (EST)
You may be thinking of Old Town "3-layer superlinear" plastic. It has a layer of foam sandwiched between two layers of plastic.
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Posted by: rpg51 on Sep-30-12 8:45 PM (EST)
it has heated seats. Ahhhhhh.
speaking of which|
Posted by: radiomix on Oct-01-12 10:14 AM (EST)
Could they have put the switch in a worse place? It's like they don't want you to use them. Minor problem though. They are nice.