New member, couple questions
Posted by: rich67 on May-20-13 2:41 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
Hey everyone. I just recently purchased an Emotion Tandemonium kayak, and have been enjoying it out on the springs and lakes of Florida. I am wanting to plan a trip out west, and was wanting to do a multi-day trip to Lake Powell. Many people I know that pull overnighters use sit-in kayaks or "touring" kayaks. Is it possible to do a two or three night trip with a sit on top? I have a lightweight tent and sleeping bags, dry bags, etc. The kayak has a very large storage area below deck, and a lot of room up top. I can easily fit all the camping gear above deck, but due to the small access hatch in the rear I cannot stash larger items there. I intend on reserving this area for food, clothing, and miscellaneous items.
I was debating doing some modifications to the hull that may permit easier access to under the deck. The storage under the deck runs all the way the length of the hull. Am I wasting my time? Should this kayak work out just fine without any mods and just some intelligent packing?
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Posted by: g2d on May-20-13 3:05 PM (EST)
trials until you can get everything you know you will need in, or on, your SOT. I wouldn't cut the hull. Some stuff may need to be packed in flexible waterproof tubes that you can slide back into recesses.
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Posted by: Jackl on May-20-13 4:14 PM (EST)
I would say go for it, and don't make any changes to the yak.
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Posted by: Peter-CA on May-20-13 4:53 PM (EST)
I agree with the others. Could work, but you really should try it out beforehand.
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Posted by: bac on May-21-13 7:53 AM (EST)
Hidden Canyon Kahyak in Page rents boat that would be a better fit for a multi day trip on Lake Powell. Good guys.