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Old 09-15-2007, 05:56 PM   #286
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Nah- I'm a weenie. My bro, "Gringo" here on ADV, is the real expert. I just sponge off of his experience. He's built some amazing strip wood boats- including a gorgeous canoe for me, as well as several paddles that would qualify as art in anybody's book. He has spent years paddling in Brazil~ The amazon basin and the tapagos~ Send him a PM and he'll give you all the info you need on either topic. He lived in Belem for many years- and has traveled the whole country at this point. Ain't ADV great!?
Damn right... PM practically sent already. Thank you.
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Old 09-15-2007, 05:59 PM   #287
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He'll hook you up! Got lots of contacts and info- and he knows the country extremely well since he's been mapping it professionally for about 18 years. You may not get a reply 'till monday- he doesn't surf much at home.
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Old 09-15-2007, 06:20 PM   #288
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He'll hook you up! Got lots of contacts and info- and he knows the country extremely well since he's been mapping it professionally for about 18 years. You may not get a reply 'till monday- he doesn't surf much at home.
Excellent - I sent him a note and copied you. I'm sure he'll be a great resource - can't believe my luck.
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Old 09-15-2007, 06:25 PM   #289
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Old 09-15-2007, 08:55 PM   #290
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I started a thread about advise on buying a canoe. Thought it would be interesting, to see some pictures of your on water trips.

This is what I'm thinking of buying, a Wenonah 18' Jensen.


These things are fast. But they don't like wind.
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:23 PM   #291
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...but give me a few months...



It's the US version of the Klepper from Long Haul. I did a quick trip to visit Mark in Cedaredge CO last week and as a noob to kayaks, I learned a lot.

Gerry:
Have you found any review for this piece of art kayak?
I am looking forward to buy a Feathercraft K1 but it is expensive, this Long Haul looks nice, do you have any more information from users?

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Old 09-16-2007, 04:54 PM   #292
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Gerry:
Have you found any review for this piece of art kayak?
I am looking forward to buy a Feathercraft K1 but it is expensive, this Long Haul looks nice, do you have any more information from users?

Thanks
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Sure. Here's one, another, another with pictures, and comments from Gail Ferris who is a fine adventurer.

As I mentioned before, I went to visit with Mark two weeks ago. Here are some pictures from that visit including one or two of the new rudder controls:









Here are some comments that I posted on another board:

Fit: I know that the LH is a heavier boat than the Feathercrafts but...I'm taller than average and at 225 lbs, I like the open cockpit LH design which will give me room to pull my legs up from time-to-time. Nod to LH

Cost: not really an issue but the Long Haul is less expensive than the K1. I think Feathercraft has better technology overall such as the welding process they use on combining the materials but Long Haul uses traditional methods that are also proven. Nod to LH based on it's value and reputation.

Design: the rear hatch on the K1 is quite large but it's bisected by the deck bar. While you don't have to remove it to move stuff around, it's probably easier if you do. And, that's the piece you need to help leverage the frame halves apart. The hatches on the LH are both offset and neither are blocked. I am sure that there are other factors that we could discuss on both boats. The LH is wider and shorter than then FC for example. I guess one would be a little faster than the other and one might be slightly more stable than the other. The LH has a higher capacity which, at my weight, might be handy some day. Slight nod to LH.

Ease of repair: not really a factor. There are pros and cons to wood and aluminum. I've traveled enough remotely to know that necessity is the mother of invention. Judged IMHO as even.

Packaging: Yep- the FC packs to one bag whereas the LH fits in three. You can, without any difficulites, fit the LH into two bags. The LH bags are oversized which gives you room for your other necessisties/gear. I beleive that if Mark wanted to, he could get his packaging down to one bag but my guess is that its not judged by him as a factor necessary to compete. I think the FC is pretty @%&$ cool when it comes to this but I can live with the LH. Nod to FC.

I've pretty much ruled out other kayaks due to capacity limitations mostly. It seems that my only other choices are a bigger compromise than the last two standing. It's like some of the hotels I visited this week - you know the type - older, built in the 50/60's - step into the shower and the shower head is at chest level!

Good luck Humberto - hope this is helpful to you!
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:19 PM   #293
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:21 PM   #294
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That is not a photchop either. From National Geographic
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Old 09-16-2007, 07:23 PM   #295
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This one, however, is a fake - but a pretty good one:



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Old 09-16-2007, 07:50 PM   #296
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:23 PM   #297
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I packed up an inflatable kayak and rode 35 miles of beach sand .....

see my advrider trip report thread here:
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:13 AM   #298
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Lovely boats and photos, all.

Today I helped a friend christen her new boat up at Eklutna Lake about 40mi north of Anchorage.

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Old 09-24-2007, 09:05 AM   #299
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Ooh ooh, can I play?

Maybe the only thing I like better than a motorcycle ride is a boat ride in some fast water.

Here's me in my Wave Sport Ace 5.1 busting the boof at National Falls. A venerable ride. It surfs like Hell's Angels. It's five years old and still my driest boat.



I took it down the Grand Canyon. People say the Grand Canyon isn't about whitewater. What ever.



My Wave Sport Y. El Horrendo on the Russell Fork in VA.



The Y again. This is the Linville River in NC, and this drop is called Drunk Tank, and it is a No. 10 food service size can of whoop ass. Handled properly, it serves up nice. Remember the trench on the Death Star in Star Wars?




I can't resist one more Linville shot. Twist and Shout. I've lost a lot of knuckle skin on this drop, but on this day, I stuck it for the camera.



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Old 09-24-2007, 10:42 AM   #300
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