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- Chickees and Keys in Florida Bay – Kayak - kayakfari - Jun-06-14 2:41 PM
Prepare for the Bay |
Posted by: datakoll on Jun-10-14 7:44 PM (EST)
Maslan’s descriptions are excellent and accurate.
Chickees are often difficult if weather allows bird crap buildup on the roof. With the ocean breeze this is not noticeable. The wind may ease off at night.
Grainger supply sells 3M dust masks with a breathing flap. Grainger ships UPS or visit a store. Buy one or 2, practice before leaving, store in sandwich bags. Carry extra bags in the bag.
Bring a Walmart painters tarp for the tent, 8x12’ for each night. Spread tarp on chickee deck holding down with equipment at windward, paddles on reach. Roll tarp onto shafts.
Paper towels for the job johnny
Bring 2 Wal floating painters for each kayak. With bow and stern lines to the upper deck, the hull can tie up on the lower deck for unloading then pull hull up on lower deck.
I planned and wrote ‘Flamingo to Long Key BOOMERANG’ here in Paddlenet.
You may need physical kayak training or arm endurance as an athlete. I’m 68 training with light arm weights, wrist grips, wrist roller and stretching exercises every morning. I work on the shoulder joint with an infinite variety of rolls, twists and stretches. Visit EXRX.COM for advice.
The place is buggy and hot summers. Head bug nets and spray for clothing, socks over pants, white long sleeve polyester crews for bugs and under wetsuit for sun, a sun hat, strong sunglasses brown and grey. Brown for scenic effects, grey for navigation. Light cotton GLOVES !
A Garmin GPS equipped with East Coast Blue Charts and if possible Topo USA will navigate PAST the banks in quick flowing water. Read the BOOMERANG.
There is a description for using MSR Dromedary water bags here in Kayak Reviews under Current Designs Solstice Titan. Velcro 3-4-5 bags to the keel.
On the Bay, cockpit bags are stable with only Velcro but expecting rougher conditions, Velcro and cam straps. A weighted keel with a large touring kayak gives stability into the wind and for a strong ferry, an essential navigation on the Bay. Rolling up is faster.
Flex photography is what you will see. Sunsets are beyond category.
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Unless you have a camera mounted|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-11-14 9:50 AM (EST)
on a pole you won't have a Flex View. His pole is 25 feet tall
Never had a bird crap problem.. Wasps yes, but not on Florida Bay. Bugs yes but I wasn't in Florida Bay in June.
I think Mr Koll has not read the messages in the johns.. ONLY Toilet Paper! The waste boat hates having to undo clogs in the suction piping caused by baby wipes and paper towels.. DONT!
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Posted by: datakoll on Jun-11-14 9:52 AM (EST)
roll PT into a round wad.
sit on it
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kayak Florida Keys|
Posted by: datakoll on Jun-11-14 6:54 PM (EST)
and Maslan and I have contributed to understanding kayaking opportunities in the Keys area for in state paddlers and tourists. Tourist kayaking is encouraged, to bring the kayak down.
Information we offer is posted as true, genuine, experienced on the water, for your enjoyment and good health.
There is no deviation from these goals.
Posters who land on our information with bogus claims boasted without evidence or past contributions should be dismissed and ignored.
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