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  Inflatables = slow
  Posted by: steve_in_idaho on Jul-10-13 4:01 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Jul-10-13 4:04 PM EST --

I was with a group a couple weeks ago going down one of our major rivers. The IK's were all high-end stuff. They cruised through the class 2 wave-trains with ease, but on the flats, our piggish 16' Prospector canoe pulled away from them easily. And they were all young folk.

I can beat the speed of that Prospector easily in my solo canoe. I can beat the speed of the solo canoe when the wind comes up in my wife's high-end 12' rec-kayak. In all three of them, I can avoid bashing on rocks in up to class 2 - and especially anywhere I might want to fish (not that any of them are at all fragile). A proper 14-16' touring kayak will be even faster. And I use knives and hooks without a care - and don't need a patch kit. You do the math.

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Table of Contents
  • Inflatable kayak ? - old_user - Apr-15-13 6:57 AM
    • Inflatables - gigmaster - Apr-17-13 5:24 PM
      • Huh? - jimx200 - Jul-07-13 10:57 AM
        • If they're - Bernie/cny - Jul-09-13 8:02 AM
        • Yep - Big_D - Jul-09-13 12:43 PM
      • Inflatables = slow - steve_in_idaho - Jul-10-13 4:01 PM
    • hmm - thegoose - Jul-10-13 2:05 PM


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