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Ulrik Schou



Joined: 10 Feb 2009
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Location: Connecticut, USA - very soon Denmark!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:37 am    Post subject: Kayak recommendations??? Reply with quote
Hi Guys, as written in the previous post, I'll be heading the danish way...and I am going to buy a kayak in the states before I move - BUT - what to get??
95% of my time in it will be along the inner danish shoreline - for starters around Falster and all the little islands in the southern part of Denmark. I also foresee a paddling trip to Aebeloe. To really mix it up, I also have a 4 year old son, that it could be fun to bring along on short nearshore trips - no need for extra gear on those occasions. He'll probably not be paddling, so I imagine having him sit between my legs...

I like the idea of a SOT 'yak, for the ease of getting on/off but am concerned with the amount of water sloshing over the boat...You guys know the typical inshore wave action...
So I am leaning towards a sit in type, have looked at the advanced elements expedition (13') but keep getting conflicting input on inflatables. I don't need the packability of an inflatable.

What are your thoughts on the issue??? Question

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Fly-Only



Joined: 31 May 2006
Posts: 25
Location: Spangereid, Lindesnes, Southnorway

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Ulrik,

I can give you just the advice to get in contact with these guys:

http://www.globetrotter.de/de/shop/rubrik.php
http://www.seekajak.dk/

Kind regards,

Frank
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Mike Thomas



Joined: 24 Nov 2007
Posts: 44
Location: Auckland New Zealand

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Ulrik, I have not used one of these, http://www.hobiecat.com/kayaking/models_outback.html
but I do know a few guys who swear by them, I have also seen a video of a guy having a tow off with an olympic kayaker and towing him backwards easily. Plus using you legs to "paddle" leaves your hands free to cast.
If getting wet is a problem then you could wear a pair of breathable waders.
All the best.
Mike.
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Ulrik Schou



Joined: 10 Feb 2009
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Location: Connecticut, USA - very soon Denmark!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Guys, thanks, problem solved though - ended up with this guy:
http://www.nativewatercraft.com/ult_14.cfm
the beast can be totally or partially covered for rough seas, AND the price was right...
Now - I just gotta find them mullets....and plant a "green avenger" in front of them..
Ulrik

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