Prometheus        
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Kayaking: Lazy pace or Mt Dew comercial?

  1. #1

    Default Kayaking: Lazy pace or Mt Dew comercial?

    I like kayaking in tidal water. A nice slow, sight see-ing journey against the tide for excersise.
    But when fall foliage is at it's peak with the tide for cruising with a camera handy.

    Yet every so often surfing in a kayak is quite a hoot. My favorite kayak surfing adventure was double overheads in the James River on a giant sand bar in Hopewell Va during Hurricane Isabell.
    Holy Cow! Bobbing and weaving around floating boat debris that were being destroyed as the waves smashed them against locks and docks.
    Each ride lasted about a minute, yet seemed like 30 minutes.

    I was at my brothers watching waves over top a 30' pier at Va Beach on TV when his power went out. What's a fella to do?
    He says "where you going?" I said "Kowabunga dude! Surfs Up in Hopewell"
    It's a giant sand bar at Jordan Point harbor. And on an ordinary day waves get 6" to a foot when strong breezes come out of the east.

    A few hours later I was back in his living room grinning ear to ear and thanking my lucky stars to be on solid ground and hoping the roof didn't come off his house that night when the storm hit us sure enough.
    Last edited by bykfixer; 11-06-2015 at 08:33 PM.
    John 3:16

  2. #2
    Flashaholic* orbital's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Great Lakes
    Posts
    2,453

    Default Re: Kayaking: Lazy pace or Mt Dew comercial?

    +

    Have a 17' Wilderness Tempest (skeg), love it..
    to the point of replacing it with the same if something happened to it.

    When kayaking, I do it like cycling as workout w/ high angle strokes___ enjoy going fast on calm water by myself.
    ..not trying to impress anyone, just pushing myself & paddle stroke efficiency.

    Definitely not Mt Dew commercial,,, more like strong coffee & 2%

    Thinking of starting a thread on the kayak paddle stoke, it's a somewhat complex maneuver

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    769

    Default Re: Kayaking: Lazy pace or Mt Dew comercial?

    Quote Originally Posted by orbital View Post
    +

    Have a 17' Wilderness Tempest (skeg), love it..
    to the point of replacing it with the same if something happened to it.

    When kayaking, I do it like cycling as workout w/ high angle strokes___ enjoy going fast on calm water by myself.
    ..not trying to impress anyone, just pushing myself & paddle stroke efficiency.

    Definitely not Mt Dew commercial,,, more like strong coffee & 2%

    Thinking of starting a thread on the kayak paddle stoke, it's a somewhat complex maneuver
    I also enjoy both bike riding and kayaking. 20 mile ride followed by a hard 1 hour paddle is a good day.

  4. #4
    Flashaholic roger-roger's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    the Former Territory of Hawaii
    Posts
    433

    Default Re: Kayaking: Lazy pace or Mt Dew comercial?

    Latest boat.


    Last edited by roger-roger; 02-08-2017 at 09:31 PM.






  5. #5

    Default Re: Kayaking: Lazy pace or Mt Dew comercial?

    I started out with the intent of using a sea kayak to fish any place I wanted on the Texas coast. I put a lot of miles on that kayak, never fished it. Eventually wanted to paddle with people, so started doing white water, that led to slalom, which led to kayak polo (water polo in kayaks). Competed at nationals a few years as that hobby grew in the US, but eventually it became more competitive than me. Becoming a home owner (2000) also nuked my 3 days a week on the water. All of that also led to getting married as well.

    fast forward till today. I am still married, but now self employed/retired. Can and need to make time for myself in the form of exercise. Always wanted to run the Texas Water Safari back in my sea kayak days (only 20+ years ago), never had the time to take off work to run and recover from it (264 miles, with a 100hr cut off to finish-plus recovery). Stepson is interested, so got a solo canoe to work out with and a tandem boat to run it (long tedious process of outfitting ahead of me). So back to miles (hopefully several times a week) and occasionally thinking of fishing.

  6. #6
    Moderator


    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Penn's Woods
    Posts
    7,745

    Default Re: Kayaking: Lazy pace or Mt Dew comercial?

    You folks are hardcore. Went out on a lake in a local state park on Sunday with Mrs. Scout for the first time. A rental two person sit-on kayak. We both enjoyed it, enough so to want to do it again during foliage season.

  7. #7
    Flashaholic* P_A_S_1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    1,222

    Default Re: Kayaking: Lazy pace or Mt Dew comercial?

    Personally I enjoy the lazy pace as I like to be on the water for long periods but the occasional chop and fast current is always welcome. 95% of it is on the East River in NYC so paddles are pretty much tied to the tidal table. Tugs, ferries, and jet skiers keep it interesting enough (especially at night).

  8. #8

    Default Re: Kayaking: Lazy pace or Mt Dew comercial?

    Quote Originally Posted by orbital View Post
    +

    Have a 17' Wilderness Tempest (skeg), love it..
    to the point of replacing it with the same if something happened to it.

    When kayaking, I do it like cycling as workout w/ high angle strokes___ enjoy going fast on calm water by myself.
    ..not trying to impress anyone, just pushing myself & paddle stroke efficiency.
    I just stumbled upon this old thread. Glad I did because I just purchased the same kayak. For the same reason...workout/cover some distance on the river. I took it out last night for the first test; I'm hooked!! I'm coming from 10 years in a 12' kayak, so the extra 5' and 4" narrower really makes a difference. Actually, it didn't feel that different, but I'm sure if I had the 12 footer I would have been blown around in the wind or pushed down river with a lot more effort to get back up!

    That 17' teeter-tottering on top of my jeep really makes me nervous though! The 12' I didn't even know was there.
    GOOD TINT!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •