Packing the kayak with gear

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Packing the kayak with gear

Post by gentlydownthestream » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:22 pm

How much of a problem is it to replace a thwart with a sleeping bag (in a dry bag)? How about packing the sleeping bag on top of the thwart before inflating it? The objective would be to get more gear inside the kayak rather than on top.

I saw this older thread on a related topic ... php?t=1800

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Post by JCOOLEY » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:36 am

There should be no issue with replacing the thwart with a sleeping bag in a dry bag. The object of the thwart is to push the side walls out to help fill out the cover. So as long as you are achieving that, you should be fine.

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Replacing thwart with sleeping bag

Post by Rochmel » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:45 am

I'd be interested to learn how you get on. My limited experience (I've only had my Airfusion Evo for a couple of weeks) seems to indicate that the thwart plays a very important part in trimming the vessel if it is not in straight then the boat doesn't sit correctly it tips to one side or the other. BTW this is my first post so apologies if I haven't got the 'mechanics' quite right.

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