Thanks, more thoughts
Posted by: hodtay on Dec-18-12 11:51 PM (EST)
Thanks for the input.
I paddled a solo canoe a lot for almost three years before I started kayaking. I put in many miles in a Wenonah Prism tuff-weave canoe with my dog (since passed away). I did many day trips with a flotilla of kayaks from the local paddle club. I know the joys of canoe paddling especially at launching and take-out.
I never thought much about wet-exiting from my solo canoe as I was always on a river or with plenty of paddle buddies. Now that I have learned to self-rescue and roll my kayak for the conditions I often paddle I see an advantage to solo tripping in a kayak.
Capsizing a canoe during a solo trip could be a dangerous situation. I guess I would feel safer in a kayak. What are thoughts regarding paddling safety?