Show Us Your Canoe and Kayak Pictures!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by 2whlrcr, May 14, 2006.

  1. MrBob

    MrBob Curiouser and curiouser

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    While the deer flies bite the back of your neck - spent three months in the BWCA rebuilding a canoe base.
  2. puddytat

    puddytat rather feral

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    We paddled the Inside Passage from Vancouver Island to Juneau in '94....ran out of weather ,time & Visas , so never got that far North.
    You got me going now AKDuc ........here are a few pics from way back when 08 11 150002.jpg
    Ran across this puppy in the Hood canal. At one point it was bow on to us & it gave us an eerie , malevolent vibe.
    One hour later as we sat drinking tea on the shore a Policeman & 2 MPs turned up. They wanted to know if we'd taken any photos of the sub base (Bangor?) & the Nuke Sub. We assured them that we hadnt:wink: 08 11 150005.jpg
    Loading up the provisions for a month.....The boats are both Nordkapps, the red one was a HS which I fitted a skeg to & the yellow one was an HM. Packing is a fine art.
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    Desolation Sound
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    Cape Fanshaw
  3. puddytat

    puddytat rather feral

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    The elcheapo scanner did a pretty good job I reckon.
  4. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Got out for a lunch time paddle up the creek on Monday.
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  5. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    WOW puddytat, very impressive! Love my Nordkapp. Got to meet the designer Derek Hutchinson when he came to one our first kayak symposiums up here in AK years ago. Nigel Foster also came over from England with him and we all had beers after picking them up at the airport. Also met Mike Neckar of Necky Kayaks and Lee Moyer of Pacific Water Sports at that symposium. What year I don't remember right now.

    Impressed you were using a crank shaft paddle back then. They don't work for me but I do advocate their use. "Packing is a fine art" you say. lol yeah, I couldn't believe you got all that stuff into your boats! I got to see the Nordkapp Derek H. left in AK after his Aleutian Is trip and it was even smaller. He was a small man and I couldn't even get into his old boat!

    I did my best time trip (accidentally w/o even trying) of 30mi in 6hrs in my Nordkapp, w/o tidal influence too. Lovely boat that fits me so well. I always say that I don't know if it's because my mom was mostly English but man, those Brit boats fit me great! In my classes I tell folks that like a bicycle seat it's more about support rather than padding, as in my Brit boats I've gone numerous 6hrs periods on bare fiberglass with no discomfort.

    Here's a bow shot taken up on Eklutna Lk about 40mi north of Anchorage.
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  6. puddytat

    puddytat rather feral

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    We went to the North West Sea Kayak Symposium in '94 at the end of our trip which was held in Seattle somewhere......Derek Hutchison was there as well as Nigel Foster. Derek kindly signed our copy of his Sea Kayaking book which we'd lugged with us during our tour.
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    During the symposium I was fluffing about in my kayak amongst the piers & wharfs, when suddenly 17 kayaks turned up to do a sculling class with Derek. I was kind of trapped so just stayed put. Derek commenced counting the 17 participants & came up with 18, Hmmm must be booking error he said. I kept quiet.
    Here is Derek doing it right......
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    Here is me doing it not so right

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    08 11 150009.jpg We ended up selling our boats there as we were too broke to get them freighted to NZ .
    Twas an awesome experience in amazing lands punctuated by wonderful people.
  7. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    WAY cool puddytat! Gosh, that might've been the same year they were up here in AK!

    I also wanted to mention that a friend of mine up here has a NZ copy of the Nordkapp. And another best bud named Greg Morehouse from Homer, AK who's a paddler, kite boarder, and motorbiker has the engineering firm https://www.motovated.co.nz/about-us/ in Christchurch if you ever get over there. Great guy. Since we all like looking at pics on here, I've included a shot of Greg's brother Mark in my Kevlar Dagger SKS off the bow of my Valley Pintail in Eklutna Lake.

    Another funny note, I got really excited when a Brit inmate on here named Nordkapp posted up in the Alaska section that he was coming to AK to live for awhile. I thought to myself "way cool, a hard core paddler from the boat's homeland!" I had no idea that Nordkapp was actually a tourist destination up on the tip of Norway that he had ridden to. lol Nice guy tho and me and other local inmates had fun hanging with him for the couple years he lived here.

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  8. Newportcycle

    Newportcycle Adventurer

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    Here's a photo of a boat I built a few years ago, parked at our camp waterfront. 16' designed by a local guy. Windows Photo Viewer Wallpaper.jpg
  9. puddytat

    puddytat rather feral

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    Haha may well have been the same year!
    Both the Wifes & my boat are the Kiwi copies made by a fella called Graeme Sisson.....Her's is an older version with a heavier lay up while mine is one of the last that Graeme made using Kevlar. Graeme used the HS mould in NZ & added a rudder......which I struggle with.
    I loved the HM with its long keel & straight tracking & after fitting the skeg to the wifes HS boat in Seattle , it turned out to be a fantastic wee boat.
    Considering that NZ was settled by the Poms, its surprising that the Kiwis went for rudders over long keels & skegs. :dunno
    I have purchased a skeg for my boat.....now I just need to make the first cut:yikes
  10. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    YES! That's the exact boat my friend has, heavy layup kevlar with a rudder! And when you mentioned the name Sisson it rang a bell. Too funny.

    Oh, and had to google "Poms." :scratch :lol2
  11. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    I'm in the market for one of those.
  12. Newportcycle

    Newportcycle Adventurer

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    Here is a link to the book I used to build my boat from. Gil lives a couple towns over from me and has been building these boats for years. I've got little less than $1,000 invested. Caned the seats myself, all the instructions are in the book, well written, easy to follow. I got my grandchildren involved in the build, they loved it.

    http://gilgilpatrick.com/strip-canoe.html
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  13. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    I've watched several videos on YT, but at 74 and now living in a downsized home, I won't be building one myself. There is one on EB for $3750 that looks good but too far from home and no real way to transport it anyway. I'll keep looking locally.
  14. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    Russian River near Healdsburg, CA yesterday...
    FWIW you can rent an IK to do this run one way if visiting the wine country, very scenic and some short stretches of Class 1 white water

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  15. Dysco

    Dysco Diaper slinger

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    Mt Elbert Forebay. Excellent fishing for a pond used for gravity power generation.
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  16. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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    Bought this on Craigslist yesterday. 17’ Old Town Discovery Sport. The trailer and cover were what snagged me. I figure it will be a good low maintenance fishing/exploring boat for me and my boy (7yo), who is obsessed with fishing.

    I’m thinking a 4-5hp outboard will work well. Anyone have any experience or advice? B1BE6F49-C1DA-422A-9F51-2FDD25DF1BF0.jpeg
  17. Dysco

    Dysco Diaper slinger

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    I'd stay in the 2-3hp range. They are usually relatively cheap, have a tank on the motor, and are very light. They'll also push that canoe at a very nice clip.
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  18. mlbraptor

    mlbraptor Been here awhile

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  19. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    This is Fontana Lake. It borders the south side of the Great Smokey National Park. Everyone drives to Gatlinburg, but the good stuff is on this side! haha

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  20. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    I've gone one of these and have used it a bunch on rivers and lakes around here. I haven't taken it in the ocean yet. I had storage issues which was why I went inflatable. I've paddled it solo and with my now-ex wife (no correlation). We even ran some class 3 rapids in it together.