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Old 10-08-2009   #1
poncha springs, Colorado
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which kayak

awright all ye yakers out there i could use a little help if you please. i'm looking at getting a kayak to use for escaping the colorado winters. i'm thinking along the lines of touring and fishing lakes, rivers, and ocean but i would also like a yak that would do o.k. in class 2 or 3 water here at home any suggestions on which boat might fit this order would be greatly appreciated

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Old 10-08-2009   #2
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That's what the Dagger approach was designed for. I have a couple of friends that have 13 ft touring kayaks that they run class II and big river class III in but they don’t turn as well.

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Old 10-08-2009   #3
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Have you considered an IK?

I may get flamed on this one but how about a nice upper-end inflatable kayak? I've got a couple AIRE Super Lynxes that we use for exactly what you're talking about. I added a skeg to each of them for flatwater use and they track beautifully as they are 14' long. Take the skeg off (a simple thing to do) and it turns for easier whitewater nicely. Plenty of payload capacity for overnight trips with two people. Very stable, even for off-shore use if you like. Self bailing, so no sitting in water while paddling, and if a wave pours over you, the water is gone out the bottom in short order. At 2.5 psi, it's a very rigid boat - not saggy at all. Price is moderately high, but they hold their value very well. Storage is a plus as well, in my opinion.
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Old 10-21-2009   #5
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I ran the Lower Gorge of the Salmon a month ago in the Aire SuperLynx, set up solo. It was a bit combersome for me, though I am a beginner. It was very comfortable for strolling the dead water. I think the biggest issue I had was weight, if you do set it up for solo whitewater, throw a drybag in the front and the back for extra weight. The eddies will spin you around on a dime. The self-bailing was awesome, though in the little ducky trains in the morning, the trail of water running closer and closer to my nuts along the sides was like a horror movie. It's not worth attempting to roll in one, if you go bottoms up you have to flip the boat, which can be difficult due to the kick, and pull yourself in. I made handles out of nylon strapping to make it easier. Where this kayak shined was the sheer amount of space, plenty of loops for mounting crap wherever you want.
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Old 10-22-2009   #6
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o.k since i cannot for the life of me figure out how to make my post go away....i will just post another one saying thanks folks but need to reply to this anymore....thank you nevermind...i've kinda changed my mind and i think i've got it figured out now
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