How fast do YOU go?

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Daddy-O
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How fast do YOU go?

Post by Daddy-O » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:24 am

What is your average speed in the AE Convertible paddling single and tandem?
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Post by Daddy-O » Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:26 am

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Post by slurch » Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:14 am

Single average about 3.5 to 4 mph in the convertible on the river and at sea.

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Post by Ryker » Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:31 pm

I average about 3.3 mph with moderate effort, for extended periods of time, in an AF 10.5 --- say 15 to 20 minute periods of paddling. (Garmin GPSmap 76c)

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Post by Daddy-O » Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:58 pm

So I guess I could expect to travel at least 3 mph without too much difficulty with two of us paddling an AE Convertible, then. That helps me to know what trips to plan before it arrives. I have one sitting in Florida waiting to come over to us, and another on back order. I believe I will have both of them in hand sometime in January. I have been looking around our island for possible trips that I would like to take. I have found several. One is in Samana Bay of our country where the Humpback whales come in every year from January until March. There is a beautiful island a little over a mile off shore, and we can expect to kayak out to the whales a mile on the other side of that island. It should be very interesting. Thanks for those averages.
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Post by PJohanson » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:31 pm

Remember your speed will vary over a couple of hours. You might start out paddling at 3 mph for the first hour, and slow to a crawl for the next two hours. Or you might be consistent. Better to learn your speed and endurance paddling along the shore the first couple times, instead of heading out to an island a mile off-shore the first time.
We have some nice islands a half-mile off-shore, and it's a really great thing to go across, go around them, picnic and take photos of sea life, then go back. I hope you can enjoy similar good times.

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