I paddle with a woman who is a certified kayak instructor. I was out in the ski for the 4th time and frankly, not having a good day. Very wobbly to start and when a boat wake came by, which was frequently.
She told me I need to practice self recovery, so I started looking on the net.I saw statements like "just get back on". There was a video of a guy who got back on using a cowboy reentry that took several tries.
However, I have an over-stern rudder that would not be friendly to body parts.
Given my beat up body, I think if I did get back on I couldn't move for a week.
I told her I go paddling with others and stay close to shore for rescue purposes.
Got any suggestions?Think a paddle float would help? I learned to use one with my SINK.
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It is easier than it would seem to be. |
Posted by: scottb on May-27-14 4:52 PM (EST)
It's pretty easy to get a leg up and over. Like hopping on a surfboard. Takes like a couple of seconds.
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Posted by: clydehedlund on May-27-14 5:04 PM (EST)
Will help a lot. Maybe lose weight? Start out in the swimming pool at the shallow end and practice hoisting yourself up onto the deck with the help of your feet and legs. The trick is to do it in one continuous motion: push off (straight up) simultaneously with feet and arms, then spin your butt/bum around so it falls onto the deck. Do this a few times until your brain learns the movement on both the left and right sides. Gradually move on to deeper water. When you finally got it, go practice on your ski in shallow water where you paddle. In two to three weeks, you'll be able to do a deep water re-mount like a pro, even in the chop. If you got a pfd on, then submerge yourself first and let the pfd's buoyancy help pop you up.
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Posted by: kaptynkayak on May-27-14 5:38 PM (EST)
Thanks all! I will try that Friday morn |
Posted by: string on May-27-14 5:53 PM (EST)
The Oscar Remount|
Posted by: trilobite02 on May-27-14 7:02 PM (EST)
is by far the easiest. What's key here is positioning your elbow in the bucket first-this positions you properly. Just like rolling, stay as low to the deck/cockpit as you can. Also, try not to be in too much of a hurry to pull your legs in. Get a blade in the water to stabilize, keep both legs over the gunnels, and give a paddle stroke or two to stabilize before tucking your legs in.
That's the one|
Posted by: alan_gage on May-27-14 7:09 PM (EST)
That's the video I used when I got my V8 to learn the remount. Was surprisingly easy.
side remount if possible|
Posted by: nickjc on May-27-14 8:25 PM (EST)
Posted by: Peter-CA on May-27-14 9:12 PM (EST)
Roger Schumann talks about the Belly-Butt-Straddle method for SOTs in an article he wrote in the Fall 2011 issue of California Kayaker Magazine. Can be read online for free at http://www.calkayakermag.com/magazine.html.
Posted by: blitzemall on May-28-14 9:29 AM (EST)
What ski are you using?
Posted by: string on May-28-14 2:17 PM (EST)
Posted by: blitzemall on May-28-14 2:30 PM (EST)
That's gonna take some practice.
Posted by: radiomix on May-28-14 9:12 PM (EST)
Really easy to get back in. I'd cowboy that thing. Just stay low until you sit up and sink your butt in the seat.
Tried reentry today and failed pub|
Posted by: string on May-30-14 3:38 PM (EST)