But I bought myself a Pamlico Tandem which I am now in the process of soloizing in the McCrea fashion! The price was right, the rudder system alone is worth almost as much as I paid for it and I now have two extra sets of rudder rails for other hulls so I can't complain too much. Here's my write up so far:
Hell, it even came with a Grey Thing!
ODEO Laser Flare
Canoe / Kayak Anchors
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It's not very often someone invites |
Posted by: JackL on Aug-28-13 6:06 PM (EST)
being made fun of, but I'll throw my two cents worth in.
Why would anyone make fun?|
Posted by: steve_in_idaho on Aug-29-13 2:17 AM (EST)
It's the most awesomest kayak in the world! :D
Sheesh! First Michael, now you.|
Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on Aug-29-13 8:45 AM (EST)
The Barco Lounger Buccaneers.
Why all the worry about the seat?|
Posted by: booztalkin on Aug-29-13 12:52 PM (EST)
Just say No|
Posted by: riverman69 on Aug-29-13 5:23 PM (EST)
Doug, You will be sitting on Your butt with a double bladed paddel. Say it ain't so.
No good friends available eh?|
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-29-13 6:19 PM (EST)
To be fair to Doug|
Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on Aug-29-13 7:56 PM (EST)
A few of us are getting together and will be paddling/camping on Lake Azischohos in Maine this September. The lake is known for high winds and chop with whitecaps. Not a canoe friendly lake. All of us will be in kayaks.
Your facts aren't straight...|
Posted by: spiritboat on Aug-29-13 8:15 PM (EST)
so I can't make fun of you. First and foremost, the legendary plastic kayak paddled by that most illustrious(supposedly-14-year-old)pnutting Coloradoan, was NOT a tandem Pamlico--But rather, the impeccable solo version. Also, the color was red, remember? RED, RED, RED, RED!!! BECAUSE RED IS THE FASTEST AND THE BESTEST! (Like, everyone knows that, Dude!) The color was the select secret that imbued his most magic of all crafts with its vaunted power and capacity...ABOVE ALL OTHER TYPE OF PADDLE CRAFT UNDER THE SUN!!!
I heard Elmo was now...|
Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on Aug-30-13 8:40 AM (EST)
...selling battery-powered "Grey Thing" knockoffs out of Eros & Snookie's Love Emporium up in Paramus.
I'll get back to this post later...|
Posted by: Wickerbutt on Aug-31-13 12:31 AM (EST)
I just got home at midnight, tired and beat,now,... I'm too busy laughing my wickerbutt off ! Really, LMAO...!! I'll talk to you this weekend Doug. Keep em' comming Tom, your prose is hurting my stomach laughing.
Maiden Voyage of the Barko Lounger|
Posted by: dougd on Aug-31-13 7:27 AM (EST)
Three of us NH boys took advantage of the nice weather and met at a putin on the Merrimack for a paddle upstream to the bottom of Swells Falls rapids with a gentle float back down to the cars. The Pamlico was great! Stable? Yes! Comfortable? Yes! Fast? Not really! But I'm not about speed any more and it's still faster then my canoes! I enjoyed the rudder and the amount of open space as well as the ease of getting in and out of it. I felt much more at ease in this compared to my Hurricane which keeps me on my toes at all times.
Ease of use is where it's at, brother.|
Posted by: spiritboat on Aug-31-13 12:04 PM (EST)
In the real world, not every paddling adventure has to be of the sophisticated "What-will-the-people-on-P.net-think of-me?"level.(Like, who cares right?)
Door is Always Open|
Posted by: dougd on Aug-31-13 12:33 PM (EST)
Anytime! Will be updating my blog as I rig this Barko Lounger out!
Posted by: dougd on Aug-31-13 9:47 PM (EST)
At heart I'm still a single blader canoeist who loves a good whitewater run in the Courier or the Hogged Backed Saint or the Malecite! Oh yeah, I sure do like my Ranger Canoe as well. It's just another hull to play with is all but I'm gonna play hard in it! All is good!
The old Pamlico 145 is a great solo|
Posted by: LeeG on Sep-01-13 8:08 AM (EST)
Or poor mans Kruger. When I sold my 32' cutter I was seriously considering doing what you did and maybe adding a removable ply deck.
Working On a Utility Thwart|
Posted by: dougd on Sep-01-13 9:49 AM (EST)
I'm going to start working on a utility thwart today. Will have it wide enough to mount a Scotty for the Spirit Sail. I don't need much more than that size sail.
you did better than me|
Posted by: rikjohnson on Sep-06-13 11:09 AM (EST)
I bought a tandem to get a date into paddling, hated the boat, decided to convert it to a solo and failed miserably.