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Old 09-20-2008   #1
 
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Maine - anywhere to rent a boat?

I'll be visiting Maine from Colorado next week. I was hoping to get a few runs in on the Penobscott, Kennebec and Dead and have been searching and calling outfitterse to see about kayak rentals.

I can not find a boat and paddle to rent in that area (the Forks, Bingham) to save my life.

Any advice? Any other must hit spots during the Week of Sept 27 - Oct 4?

Thanks....

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Do some sea kayaking or go surf your kayak at the beach. Good swells in Southern Maine around Kennebunk, Wells, and Ogunquit.
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if you're flying into boston, there is (or was) a spot on the way up to maine in NH called sunkook kayak. They guy who owns that place is really chill and always had a lot of demo gear. Their website doesn't seem to be up so i'm not sure if they are still in business.

There's also a shop called New England Small Crafts, in MA a bit north of boston. Other than that I can't remember any other shops up in maine. There might be one... try posting on NPMB.com
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Old 09-21-2008   #4
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try the ski rack in Bangor, they were the only shop that carried ww boats back in the day when I went to school near there

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maine is sweet. if the leaves are off the trees there'll be good action on all the rivers with rain.
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try the ski rack in Bangor, they were the only shop that carried ww boats back in the day when I went to school near there

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I went to college in Unity and my buddy runs a kayak school.....Maine Kayak....He's a great guy and probably wouldn't mind getting you set up

he's not formal rental but he has a bunch....his name is Alvah and you can tell him Dave sent you.....

You could PM me and I could give you more info

have fun
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I went to college in Unity and my buddy runs a kayak school.....Maine Kayak....He's a great guy and probably wouldn't mind getting you set up

he's not formal rental but he has a bunch....his name is Alvah and you can tell him Dave sent you.....

You could PM me and I could give you more info

have fun
hahaaha Yeah, that dirtbag rafter is a good guy
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We used to rent them at Saco Bound in Errol NH, which is right on the border with Maine and I think about 4 hours fron the kennebec and dead. If you go there see if the Rapid or Magalloway are having releases. The Rapid has tricky logistics, but I think its a gem. There are a bunch of other creeks around there too that are rain dependent.
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All good advice but the Bangor Ski Rack (or Ski Rack Sports as itis now called) is 100% for sure the way to go. I used to work there.

If you have any questions about Maine whitewater, feel free to drop me an email. I lived there for 27 years and I ran every whitewater river I've ever heard of there. Maine is a beautiful, mysterious place. Enjoy your time there.

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ps. check out the book "let it rain". it's a good NE guidebook.
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