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    A few weeks ago, my wife & I did some kayaking in Lake George, NY.
    We loved it.
    We're going to rent kayaks and spend some time at the Howell, NJ reservoir about 2 + miles from our home this weekend.
    Anyone into kayaking?
    Any advice/pointers?
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    Yeah, my family goes kayaking once in a while in the White Mountains in northern NH. My personal advice would be to go on rivers, I find it much more fun. As in, I can keep myself awake, not so much on lakes.

    Coincidentally, my friend's stepdad just died in a kayaking accident, and now I don't want to go that bad any more
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    • #3
      Kayaking in the gulf of Mexico is awesome. I go snook fishing in the 'yak all the time.
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      • #4
        Resident X-Games junky, marc758 has shown some killer pics of him kayaking...maybe even as his avatar.
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        • #5
          I was on a kayak building kick for asbout 5 years. Built 7or 8 or so boats during that time. I used them alot, but around Florida, since there is no white water, I mostly built touring kayaks for open water, and smaller more maneuverable boats for narrow rivers common in Florida. I made a few hybrid kayak/canoes which were the most versatile of all of them. I use them for fishing, camping, just messing around., I was just thinking today, I am ready to build another one. My last two, the only two I owned at the time, were stolen by one of the most vile low life pieces of **************** I have ever known. Dude was a scumbag disguised as a freind of mine. He also stole my best friend's boat that I was about 75% complete in the build process for him.

          So, bitterness aside, what do you want to know about kayaking? I am not an expert, but I know a good deal. Especially if you are talking about building and designing them.

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          • #6
            We've got a couple pretty low end recreation boats (both about 12 foot, plastic). It's a good time, havent' been out this year though. Generally speaking, the longer boats are going to be a bit faster for the same effort and track a little straighter.
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            • #7
              Went kayaking this summer - it was a blast. We really used them as more maneuverable canoes, but that seems to be the trend these days.

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              • #8
                I love kayaking. I go out on boat trips with my family, and we have a couple of the low end ones on board. I take one out and paddle around an island to get a bit of a workout and some time to myself.
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                • #9
                  I have never tried it but it looks like a lot of fun. Whilst out walking earlier this year mrs_huge and I stopped and spent half an hour watching this guy and a few of his pals very evidently enjoying it, despite not exactly being in the first flush of youth:

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                  • #10
                    NJ reservoir


                    Don't even think about to go and check the barrage facility (or whatevet it's called). Lot of accidents happen when one of the kayakers has a brilliant idea, let's go to check out this ship, this concrete something, etc....

                    It will be fun, I'm sure.

                    At home (HUN), we had the second biggest river at 200 m at the end of the streets. My parents never really lt us to go on water, but we did quite often with a friend of mine.

                    At our actual home (HUN) close the Danube (400 m), I would never dare to go on water, way too much traffic.

                    At my residential area (LUX) there are nice, small rivers, so I do kayak every summer, but not as often as I would like too.


                    The best spot I had the chance to kayak was the Soca river in Slovenia, strongly advised for all EU fellows.

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                    • #11
                      Damn Dave, that is a beautiful boat.

                      I've done a fair amount of sea/lake kayaking.

                      If you're in a sea kayak and roll it over, exit the cockpit by rolling yourself out FORWARD. I learned this one the hard way.

                      If you want to tackle whitewater, I suggest getting some instruction and start with the easy stuff. My neighbor got some whitewater gear and, with the encouragement of some more experienced paddlers, went straight to a class IV/V river. He had his second maxillofacial surgery last year.
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