What are you paddling?

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    Thanks !
    The weight savings without any loss of strength and durability is well worth the expense. I know when they first came out, the nearly 3K price tag was a bit much for anyone. Later they came down a little. My Tegris is 8 years old, it was made in 2009. I gave the seller 1K on the spot.
     
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    Just arrived on the 11th. Native Ultimate 12 Basic, from Appomattox River co. VA.
    I made the motor mount for the Minkota Enduramax 50, from 2x4 acft aluminum square tube from an old soccer goal that was taken out of service many years ago. I need to make the power leads 4 ft longer to get the battery up to the bow.

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    Moose.JPG IMG_0398.JPG I built this stripper several years ago (this is on The Moose River in Maine this summer), I'ts a 15' Bob's Special (similar to a Chestnut 50). It's a dream to solo paddle!
     
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    Now that is a thing of beauty!!
     
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    usually i paddle water
     
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    I just picked up a SOAR Pro-Pioneer, used, and plan on taking her out next week after I pick up a PFD
     
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    An OT Next. With my orange bud and my daypack, we can go anywhere.
     
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    just bought my first kayak, 10.5'
    now I can chase my wife around who paddles a nice Perception 12'
     
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    27F002E3-745F-4A17-8F63-D57151D653D0.jpeg I paddle a Prijon Touryak that I bought 13 years ago. Packs plenty of gear for 3 days on the river and still going strong,
     
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    That photo is actually a Mad River Courier, which is a solo canoe, and also happens to be the forerunner of the Mad River Guide - which is what I've been paddling most, lately. ;) Sweet photo though!
     
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    Oh, my mistake. I did notice that it was set up solo. Unfortunately I posted from my phone, and it looked like an explorer on my little screen :)

    Also, now that I am looking at it on the bigger screen of my laptop, the decks are totally different. The Explorer model I am paddling has the old style made of the layered composite screwed down onto the gunwales as seen below.

    Here is the boat (model, not actual boat) I am paddling. I am paddling it solo, so sitting in the bow seat facing towards the stern.

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    1987 Meyers Sportspal canoe that I had completely reconditioned over the winter.
     
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    This is my main tripping canoe, a cedar strip Prospector 16 and my kayak a wood strip Shearwater 17. I'm currently building a new solo canoe that's 14 1/4.

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    ^^^^God that's beautiful.

    I recently aquired a 14 1/2 foot fiberglass tandem lead sled that needs work. It was so cheap I couldn't pass it up. Almost free. I'm trying to figure out if it's going to be a full restoration or a scuff and rattle can job just to get out on the water some.

    I have plenty experience with composite repair, my worry is dealing with the heavily oxidized gel coat and spider web cracks. Is there a stripper that works on gel coat, or would this have to be sand paper and elbow grease? I don't have a problem with that, a long term project would be fun, and I might do that just to make it mine. My Search Fu is weak here apparently, so any tips or links would be appriciated. FYI, sarcastic "Let me google that for you..." responses would even be appriciated, I'm kinda that lost.
     
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    TANSTAAFB. :D

    I have learned the hard way that There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Boat. :D

    There is no stripping agent I am aware of to remove gel-coat. It must be done mechanically. Spider web cracks in gel-coat aren't worth getting worked up over. The most I will do with them is seal them with epoxy - preferably West Systems G-flex. Usually, I just ignore. If the gel-coat is chipping and flaking off, I will use a chisel to gently flake off all the loose parts, and then apply gel-coat patch and sand to fair. Spider web cracks may be an indication of a hard impact at that location, which may or may not call for some glass reinforcement on the inside of the hull - depending on if there are signs of delamination inside that spot. If that is the case, it should be addressed first. Exposed matrix on the outside where gel-coat is flaked or gouged should be protected. Otherwise.....meh....go paddle.
     
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    Got the kiddo out, today, to knock out a few miles at Caddo lake. This wilderness area is something right out of the jurassic period with all of the massive bald cypress trees. Paddling a Jackson Kayak Big Tuna (in sexy shad, how could you NOT go with this color with a name like that?).

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    77B5F608-B098-4BB4-A054-C8AABB373A98.jpeg Was out yesterday with the wife on a nearby lake. This is the wife in her Perception Pescador 12ft. I have the same boat but in a different color.
     
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    I was given an “early Christmas present.” Moss Camo perception pescador 12.
    Plenty of space for 2 poles, tackle, snacks, and a backpack. Caught my personal best largemouth in it today
     
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    Here she is on the civic B659D9AB-765E-4E72-837F-F75F63A2362E.jpeg
     
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    I have always wanted to paddle through a bald cypress swamp. Very cool.
     
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    1982 Glasto Craft that I brought back to life

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    I mostly paddle my Necky Chatham 17. It's a low volume kayak but enough room for short outings. 0417171346.jpg
    For fishing small lakes and ponds I have an 11ft. Perception. 0519171334.jpg
    The Necky is just plain fun on stormy choppy water....with a spray skirt of course.
     
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    Picture from me in a old town pathfinder and and my son paddling a discovery 174.
     
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    Poke boat, rouge river 14 and my favorite old town guide 119. I have a frame and canvas canoe given to me by my high school math teacher he built back in the 60s or 70s and a 12' hydra canoe also. The hydra is my least favorite.
     
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    Old Towne canoe. Thing is 4' wide, really stable

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    I've been thinking about a beater aluminum canoe I could leave outside all summer on shore here at my house. I have a wood and canvas Old Town but I keep it in the garage. It was getting to be a pain putting it away and taking it out just for a paddle on this little 30 acre lake. This 15 foot Michicraft came up on Craigslist for $150 only 2 miles from my house. It has had two welded patches done expertly. Still has most of the original non-skid interior paint. It looks like it had one great adventure and a life of semi-retirement since then.
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    One repair is to the right of the paddle and the third picture is the interior repair patch. No leaks.
     
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    my super deluxe Future Beach "Vector 124" in racing red, next to my wife's Perception "Carolina 12" in Sea Sprite
    her boat paddles so nice compared to mine lol
     
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    A few pics from our camping trip at Allegany State Park. This was the first time we brought the kayaks camping. It was fun, but with all of the hassle we might leave them home next time as we only paddled about an hour. 493E24BB-9281-4624-8439-8754D54CD50A.jpeg 121C1DF0-32B4-4D0B-848A-94ADA9612545.jpeg 70028183-8B69-4C31-A3C3-6E33776EEEEB.jpeg FD246AB6-6C0F-4EE7-81D9-2A8F0950A069.jpeg 39E6EF08-58C0-4C7B-9BC9-5ED2409085E8.jpeg
     
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    I have an Esquif Heron, sometimes I paddle and sometimes a 2.5 Yamaha paddles. Great for sandbar and island camping, as well as hunting .
     

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    Nice looking canoe. I never bothered with the registration numbers on my canoes. I just put the registration sticker on and the commissioner's never bothered me. I guess you have too if you run a motor on it though.
     
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    In Arkansas, you only have to register a canoe if you have a motor, electric or gas. I see people running trolling motors on boats and canoes without registration, but for $7.50 for 3 years I would rather not risk the fine.
     
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    I have a 15'6" canoe that take down the river and wilderness systems 13' kayak I also use. This is a shot of kayak
     

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    I have an Ascend FS12T. She is heavy. But she is stable. I can stand up on her and whiz off the side while floating down the river. She holds all of the crap I take with me and more. Can't wait to go out again.

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    Mine's a Sun Dolphin Journey 12(12 footer)Just barely large enough in the cockpit area for me and my gear
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    I like that last photo of the guideboat. How about a little more information on that boat and its history? I currently have two of them and am planning on building a 3rd one.
     
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    The guideboat is a fairly modern one, 17 feet long, about 15 years old. A non-traditional Cedar woodstrip and a fiberglass inside and outside layup built by a local builder who I went to school with many years ago. He copied an old Adirondack design form. He has built several hundred canoes and guideboats over the past 40 years (btw, his prices are surprisingly low in comparison to other current builders) Ribs are not needed as the fiberglass provides sufficient structural strength. Pat ( the builder) and others who have his boat have won the Adirondack 90 mile canoe race several times in his boats. I haven't raced it, as I am usually in one kind of canoe or another ( usually a voyager). Pat also built the long woodstrip voyageur canoe that I am solo supporting in the other photo. That photo was taken as a promotion for the Knupac backpack canoe portage system (not that I could actually ever solo carry a 32 foot canoe very far like that).
     
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    Wow, you guys have some nice boats.
    Here's my Native Slayer 14.5
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    How do you like your Ascend?I'm looking to buy the H10 hybrid Ascend.I like the fact that it's like a canoe and holds more gear than my Sun Dolphin Journey plus has the comfortable seat,unlike mine.
     
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    I absolutely love mine. It is definitely a great compromise between the Kmart level kayak and the big brand name kayak. The "H" seems to be the best selling ascend for that exact reason. I got the fs12t because of the deck space. It has yet to disappoint me.
     
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    Got a Sundolphin Aruba 10 today. I love relaxing on the water with a book or podcast, and this boat makes that possible without requiring me to rent a kayak :)
    It doesn’t feel like a high-performance kayak, so I’m sure none of you guys have one, but it’s been real great being able to hang out on the lake today. I’m going to be out there again tomorrow morning haha
     
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    I had a sundolphin for a while. I bought it cause it was like $125 at Kmart. Walked passed it and thought it looked fun. I used it a ton before I upgraded. Great starter kayak.
     
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    I'm selling my Sun Dolphin 12 SS to buy a used canoe for $350.It's a Mohawk 174. mohawkgreen_thumb.jpg
     
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