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Any kayakers here?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Joe Link, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Jen and I have been meaning to make it to one of these Intro to Kayaking classes for a long time now. Today one finally popped up on Groupon for a Ross Island trip with Next Adventure. I can't wait; we're scheduled for tomorrow evening :thumbup:
     
  2. Uberdillo

    Uberdillo Oregon Active Member

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    Just took the intro with Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe on Jantzen beach this last weekend. It was great, awesome instructors. Went over basic strokes, main thing was just having a good time swamping and rescuing the boats then getting out onto the columbia for a stretch. All these years I never realized how warm the Columbia was, it's like a heated pool compared to the Clackamas.
     
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  3. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I keep wanting to get a kayak (for river-running) and get close every year, but something more important always pops up when I have the money to do so.
     
  4. CrossHairs

    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    Great summer activity. Folks fish from them, just paddle about or you can get adventurous and use the, as a means of transport between camps. We are lucky that we have the Tualatin, the Willamette and the Columbia all within easy reach of Portland. There are also some coastal estuaries that look rather appealing as well. Then there's the lakes.....

    I've been making the most of my kayaks, and the great thing is that it's usually pretty popular with the ladies, just head out to Cook Park on a sunny day, you'll see what I mean. Great way to entertain you and the misses on a sunny day.
     
  5. lonegunman

    lonegunman Eastern Washington Active Member

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    I've got a tandem and a single and have been hitting the lakes, rivers and backwaters for years. It is a great way to fish as well, you are quiet, low to the water and depending on conditions you can cover a lot of lake with not a lot of work.
     
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    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    I've been looking at the Hobie Pro Angler. I want to do some ocean and bay fishing.
     
  7. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I have thinking about for a while. The thing slowing me down is cost for one that will hold me.
     
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  8. Rik

    Rik Beaverton Member

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    For several years I ran an Aire inflatable kayak. Sandy, Upper & Lower Clackamas, even the Tualatin (ewww). The inflatable is a great option if you don't know how to roll a kayak or like me couldn't get the hang of it. My river bud moved to Mississippi and now the boat just collects dust in the garage, but I just can't bring myself to sell it.
     
  9. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Kayaking was my religion for about 14 years. Then I switched to rafting and guided for a few more years. This photo was taken before Perception produced the Dancer {their first short boat} and when only loosers didn't have custom made wooden paddles. :)

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