Dear Forum Members,
I am a business trainer from Berlin (http://www.methoform.de) – currently being much too much involved into business ;-) So I was thinking of going for a „kayak expedition“ along the Atlantic coast of Norway up to the very North.
After some weeks of research in the Berlin shops and the internet I have found two kayaks that can also be regularly used with a sail: The Folbot Greenland II (my favorite) and the Triton advanced Ladoga 1 .
Due to the expected rough seas and three to four weeks of kayaking I am looking for (1) stability, (2) space, and (3) the ability to protect the kayak well against incoming water.
Does one of you have experience in using the Greenland II with a sail in rough waters and weather – or would recommend another well fitting kayak for that – and similar following – trips?
Thanks in advance!
Canoe/Kayak Storage Racks
Full Size Sail Rig
Free Standing Boat Racks
PFD's (Life Jackets)
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If this isn't a joke to start with....|
Posted by: Celia on Mar-23-13 6:56 AM (EST)
Stay home and rent a video about this kind of trip. Anyone concerned with stability as a top priority in a kayak has no business even trying such an expedition unless you have other priorities than surviving it, especially new as well.
Posted by: carldelo on Mar-23-13 11:08 AM (EST)
Unless the OP is a seriously experienced sailor, this post reads like the ominous opening paragraph to a Safety article in Seakayaker magazine that doesn't turn out well in the end.
What's a cayak?|
Posted by: magooch on Mar-23-13 12:54 PM (EST)
I'm thinking Norway must be worth billions, so them cayaks are definitely out of my league.
Some advice |
Posted by: seadart on Mar-23-13 3:12 PM (EST)
Have you read Jon Turk's book "In the Wake of the Jomon" ... it might be a good idea to give you some feeling for trying to sail a small craft in coastal waters with strong currents created by tides in tight islands and fjords. It sounds like a good idea but it did not work out so well. Also you should see the blog of Klara Jansson & Evelynn Brattström two young ladies from Denmark who made the trip in kayaks.
Posted by: RubricOfRuin on Mar-23-13 7:01 PM (EST)
Posted by: willowleaf on Mar-24-13 11:26 PM (EST)
To put it simply, this "expedition" you are considering is NOT a beginner trip, it is not even an intermediate trip. The fact that you feel you need to ask strangers to recommend equipment for you is a clear indication that you do not have anywhere near enough experience to do this. Anyone actually qualified to undertake a trip like this would not only know exactly what boat and gear they needed, they would already own it and be an experienced open water kayaker.
better options in Europe|
Posted by: lennart on Mar-25-13 5:14 AM (EST)