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by Jaybo777
Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Cold weather kayaking
Replies: 3
Views: 12054

Cold weather kayaking

What clothes do you folks wear when kayaking in the colder fall days? I know jeans are not good, and want to find a better suited pant in particular for kayaking this fall.

Later in the fall/winter I will be wearing a Kokatat dry suit so pants won't be as much of a decision.
by Jaybo777
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: I can't wait anymore!! Considering winter-kayaking.
Replies: 5
Views: 9685

I, too, want to get out before summertime. Purchsaed a Kokatat GEFR drysuit. It is one of the best from what I have read. Given the price, it should be one of the best. Hypothermia is a major concern of mine. I don't plan to take a dunk anytime, but have to anticipate the possibility of such. Accord...
by Jaybo777
Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Inflation & Valves
Topic: Kayak Inflation
Replies: 7
Views: 16231

Not aware of a gauge that can be used concurrently. That's why I bought the pump that included the gauge.
by Jaybo777
Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Waiting on Expedition & have some questions
Replies: 4
Views: 8703

I, too, have an expedition. And I purchased the backbone later. Is the backbone necessary? In my opinion no IF you inflate your kayak properly. Many posts I've read made the backbone sound like a must have. My experience is I cannot absoutely say it increases performance PROVIDING the rascal is infl...
by Jaybo777
Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Inflation & Valves
Topic: Kayak Inflation
Replies: 7
Views: 16231

Kayak Inflation

I've seen numerous posts relating to inflation of AE kayaks. When I bought my AE expedition I purchased the pump with a gauge on it. Inflation is critical--substandard pressures result in performance problems; high pressures can damage the craft (floor especially). If you plan to purchase an inflata...
by Jaybo777
Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Hydrator
Replies: 4
Views: 10215

Hydrator

Anybody use a hydrator while kayaking? I have a Platypus kayak hydrator that I like. It's 1.8 L (60 oz.); I strap in on the rear of my AE expedition kayak.

Only issue is I tend to drink it dry before returning from a trip. I sweat a lot and need lots of fluids. Otherwise it works well.
by Jaybo777
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: PFD's for the Kayaker
Replies: 6
Views: 15939

Check out the NRS Groove PFD. Very nice and comfortable.

http://www.backpacker.com/equipment/ite ... e-pfd.html