I just moved from one mountain town in Colorado to another. I don't know anyone here into touring and I'll probably be up there at Vallecito or some other 8,000 ft elevation location on the week days.
My first outing won't even be an outing. I probably won't install the spray skirt as I test the limits of the Nordkapp's stability in waist deep water. From what I've read, I think I'll be upside down pretty fast because I only weigh 155-160 pounds. I want to know how it does with just me in it, to start. After I find the stability limits I'll work on getting back in with and without a paddle float.
I've ordered a Snapdragon skirt and Meridian drysuit from a local shop and will have them in a week. I've been waiting since about 2002 to get a kayak and I'm hoping to get this boat figured out by August. Then I'm doing a week or so at Lake Powell or someplace big to celebrate my new found freedom. :)
That's the plan anyway.
URCHIN Portable Anchor
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