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Old 07-02-2013   #1
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Kayaking with little kids

We ventured out on our first river run with our two year old last weekend. We just did the mellow town/tuber stretch. I paddled my big boat with the little girl in front of me without a skirt. We've done some flat water with her and she was ready for the transition. She sits great in the boat, but we took on some water in the small waves we went through. Not a huge deal, but kind of a pain.

Does anyone else paddle this way with their little ones? Is there a preferred way to make a skirt work? I'm pregnant, so I thought about just getting a skirt with a huge tunnel for the next couple of months and have us both fit in it. I think that would cut down on most of the water coming in. Or cutting a small slit for her to sit in. Or I could test my sewing skills to try a double tunnel option. Thoughts or suggestions?

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Old 07-02-2013   #2
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Dynamic Duo or TopoDuo

I paddled in an IK with my boys when they were little, sometimes one in front and one behind. I finally bought a raft when they were big enough that it was difficult to take them both in a single IK and before they were ready to paddle kids kayaks on their own.
That said, I picked up a Jackson Dynamic Duo a couple years ago and it's been fantastic for taking kids (one at a time) up front while I do all the paddling. Well worth the investment.

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Old 07-23-2013   #3
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Your right, the duo is the way to go. I've been looking a bit on Craigslist and will get more serious about it for next summer when she's a little bigger. Hopefully I can find one used.
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