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I used to do both, but...|
Posted by: davbart on Jul-04-13 5:15 PM (EST)
I've sold my last kayak, and paddle only canoe now.
Posted by: rblturtle on Jul-05-13 11:10 AM (EST)
Solo canoe. I actually owned a nice kayak for about 1 month. By buddy has pictures of me in it he keeps threatining my with. really one dementional and My back took weeks to recover. A good learning experience.Never again!
FatElmo only canoes|
Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on Jul-04-13 5:17 PM (EST)
But enlightened people like myself canoes, kayaks and surfski's! ;-)
Proof, Andy, Proof|
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Jul-04-13 7:00 PM (EST)
We have been photographically informed that you have a noun-canoe, but there is as yet no Zapruder evidence that you verb-canoe it.
My main rides|
Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on Jul-05-13 3:17 PM (EST)
Artisan Millenium, Sawyer Summersong, Fenn Mako xt
I was canoe only, until|
Posted by: betmkaplan on Jul-04-13 5:25 PM (EST)
my wife, in a fit of generosity, got me a rec kayak. It is fine for messing around in^_^.
Posted by: PJC on Jul-04-13 5:26 PM (EST)
- only canoes, that is. I own an old whitewater kayak that I learned to roll in (kind of - my roll is something short of bombproof) but it is uncomfortable for me to sit in and can carry almost nothing in the way of camping equipment. I've never really used it for even a day trip.
I have only canoes|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jul-04-13 5:33 PM (EST)
but I do use a double blade sometimes. Not in FreeStyle of course.
I don't only use canoes.|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jul-04-13 6:06 PM (EST)
I also use rowboats.
A lack of flexibility in my hamstrings|
Posted by: TommyC1 on Jul-04-13 6:19 PM (EST)
Means that I only kneel and canoe rather than sit and kayak.
I only canoe....|
Posted by: JackL on Jul-04-13 6:56 PM (EST)
when I am in the canoe.
Was Canoe Only .....|
Posted by: TOPHER on Jul-04-13 6:57 PM (EST)
..... until I moved back to the coast, where kayaks make much more sense.
Posted by: coronaboy on Jul-05-13 10:08 AM (EST)
I'm Not Familiar ....|
Posted by: TOPHER on Jul-05-13 11:57 AM (EST)
..... but I don't have T.V. and am not aware of what's on the Discovery Channel these days. What's his story ?
Posted by: coronaboy on Jul-06-13 7:52 AM (EST)
Why? You tryin' to recommend|
Posted by: spiritboat on Jul-04-13 7:44 PM (EST)
a better cologne? Man, that stuff has been a chick magnet for me ever since I saw the commercial below, way back in the 70's. (I don't often trip P.net's Advice forum--But I recommend this stuff for every guy!)
Posted by: duckhunter on Jul-04-13 8:10 PM (EST)
I have tried kayaks a couple times but can't see any advantage to them at all over canoes. I spend nearly all my time in solo canoes and use them about 5 days per week. Most years I paddle 300 to 500 miles between ice out in the spring and freeze up in early winter. I use my solos for duck and goose hunting, fishing, bird and wildlife watching, working out and just cruising.
kayaks work better|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jul-10-13 10:44 AM (EST)
Posted by: MCImes on Jul-04-13 8:38 PM (EST)
I only canoe, although my next boat will be an Epic V10, 12 or 14.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Jul-04-13 8:46 PM (EST)
Tried kayaks and did both and had a nice decked canoe (Mad River Monarch) for a few years. But a severed femoral artery in 2004 led to some nerve damage in my leg. Can't sit more than 20-30 minutes without numbness. Canoes afford me the flexibility to kneel and move about easily to thwart the numbness.
Posted by: baldpaddler on Jul-04-13 9:00 PM (EST)
although my youngest son had a kayak and I would (probably) let my daughter marry a kayaker.
Posted by: thebob.com on Jul-04-13 9:52 PM (EST)
never been in a kayak .......|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jul-04-13 10:12 PM (EST)
What's a kayak?|
Posted by: headwinds on Jul-05-13 12:09 AM (EST)
Posted by: FatElmo on Jul-05-13 8:58 AM (EST)
Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me!
Posted by: Mattt on Jul-05-13 9:54 AM (EST)
never been in a kayak
Sat in kayaks twice ...|
Posted by: PlacidPaddler on Jul-05-13 10:18 AM (EST)
... and that was experience enough. I like being able to see my feet.
as long as they both|
Posted by: radiomix on Jul-05-13 10:21 AM (EST)
Exist, I will do both, and any other watercraft that comes my way.
This side of the pond|
Posted by: cockneykayaker on Jul-05-13 11:35 AM (EST)
They're all Canoes. Then we further define them as "Canadian Canoes" or "Kayaks"
my choice is canoe only, but a surprise|
Posted by: bigspencer on Jul-05-13 12:34 PM (EST)
Tried ww and sea kayaks but|
Posted by: stevet on Jul-05-13 12:56 PM (EST)
It was a short and insincere flirtation in the early stages of paddling. Only canoe as that fits my requirements/desires these days...it's just more fun.
Posted by: ppine on Jul-05-13 3:21 PM (EST)
I liked thebob's post. I built a Pygmy Coho and then tried a salt water kayak trip in the San Juan Is.
not me, its all good|
Posted by: tdaniel on Jul-06-13 7:17 AM (EST)
Canoes for tripping|
Posted by: rpg51 on Jul-06-13 7:58 AM (EST)
kayaks for day paddles.
Posted by: pgeorg on Jul-06-13 8:18 AM (EST)
I only canoe, but my wife will paddle a kayak when she is concerned about keeping up with others. Usually, though, we are both in solo canoes.
Posted by: rpg51 on Jul-06-13 9:21 AM (EST)
I have a terrible back but I have discovered that a well fitted Kayak and improved technique has eliminated all my back pain. Indeed - I now think of paddling my kayak as a physical therapy session for my back. I can paddle for hours with zero pain. Amazing.
canoes for now|
Posted by: eebclee on Jul-06-13 1:36 PM (EST)
We only have a canoe, started canoeing when we were in school in Michigan. But then the reason I logged in today was to look into kayaks. Out here in California I'm starting to think a kayak would make more sense in some circumstances. Most of those circumstances involve lakes and estuaries that can become unexpectedly windy.
I prefer canoes, but own four kayaks |
Posted by: ezwater on Jul-06-13 1:55 PM (EST)
that I use occasionally. In my yooth, I could roll both decked canoes and kayaks. For multiple wilderness overnights, I would use whichever was more suitable for safety on the water.
Posted by: MORiverPaddler on Jul-06-13 2:30 PM (EST)
Can't get into that double paddle thing, single stick is the way to go! And I'm still determined to join Team Kruger before my paddling days are over!
Posted by: daggermat on Jul-06-13 6:46 PM (EST)
at my most varietal I had 13 boats. One was a 28' sailboat, had an 8' sailing dinghy, a motorized dinghy, 2 C1's, one squirtboat (underwater kayak, where kayaks belong) that i used handpaddles with, and the rest are OC1's and 2's in ww and poling set ups. Cleaned house, and have 5 canoes left.
Posted by: jhb8426 on Jul-06-13 9:21 PM (EST)
I only have a canoe. Two actually...
Posted by: ret603 on Jul-07-13 9:24 AM (EST)
Me, I still eat only fossilized dinosaur meat and bison. Have no use for cattle meat and look down on those who eat it.
I agree. Dave.|
Posted by: spiritboat on Jul-07-13 11:14 AM (EST)
And my ancestors didn't rise to the top of the food chain for me to become a vegetarian, either.
Dave and Bob|
Posted by: TommyC1 on Jul-08-13 5:10 PM (EST)
You guys really got that religious fanatic thing down.
That religious fanatic thing?|
Posted by: thebob.com on Jul-08-13 6:27 PM (EST)
Posted by: ret603 on Jul-08-13 10:03 PM (EST)
An attempt at clarification|
Posted by: TommyC1 on Jul-09-13 4:50 AM (EST)
First off "Bob" was referring to Spiritboat who's name is also Bob. It was not referring to thebob.com or anything he posted.
Dave and Bob's posts are off topic|
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Jul-09-13 10:51 AM (EST)
Well I was trying to stay out of here|
Posted by: spiritboat on Jul-09-13 3:08 PM (EST)
Using p.net names is more clear than |
Posted by: Yanoer on Jul-09-13 2:46 PM (EST)
using real names, which most other posters and readers are likely not familiar with.
Posted by: kayamedic on Jul-11-13 11:40 PM (EST)
And retro 603 is leading canoeing workshops at the Wooden CANOE Heritage Association Assembly.
Well Dave, you really ought to...|
Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on Jul-10-13 10:16 AM (EST)
...try the fossilized Holdstein nFreeze, son, that my Aunt Enga serves as the purported dinner, every fourth Sunday of the month at our familial-attendance-mandatory Teutonic Terrors In Dining event. (Oh how I do wish she'd find something other than the Wagner for the dinner muzak.)
Posted by: pat2 on Jul-08-13 11:02 AM (EST)
I had a ww kayak in the 80's, and had fun in it. The nearest whitewater was 3 hrs away and it only had enough water to float a couple of times a year. I joined a canoe club to learn technique and for safety, but I am not club material (not a people person).
Posted by: sissy103 on Jul-09-13 6:56 AM (EST)
As my pack canoe is not a "real" canoe, and my sit-on-top kayak is not a "real" kayak---
Posted by: spiritboat on Jul-09-13 3:12 PM (EST)
Now you've really gone and open a can of worms, you irreverent paddlin' rebel you!
The only "true canoe" justification|
Posted by: DUUJ on Jul-09-13 8:40 PM (EST)
For those poor, awkward, ill balanced, (yet apparently beloved) paddle boats is....
Ever heard of solo canoes?|
Posted by: Yanoer on Jul-10-13 12:00 AM (EST)
Stirring things up, or serious?|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jul-10-13 9:57 AM (EST)
I frequently paddle solo canoes in places where kayakers seldom go, and when they do, they are miserable. Each style of boat has certain advantages over the other, and the advantages of canoes include far more things than hatchless loading of gear.