Well, Mike, it all depends on the person. The boat's claimed weight is 44 pounds.
Keeping this down would be all about your stakes or anchors. You can tie a line to a the steaks, a stick, or a rock and bury it in the sand.. or you can pick up a set of these sand/snow anchors: http://www.backcountry.com/Store/catalog/search.jsp?q=sand+anchor&s=u
Yup! They do zip together. Depending on what you're going for, you might want to make sure you've got the same temp ratings (or maybe not, and the other person will want in your half?)
I live in super remote Alaska. I'm in Dutch Harbor- 800 miles from Anchorage. What i've done to get big items that no one ships to ak, is find an expeditor in Seattle or Tacoma, and have it shipped to them (or a friend who can get it to an expeditor). Then they put it on a barge and get it to alaska. You can either pick it up from the barge, or they sometimes are partners with trucking companies and airlines who will bring it to you town to pick it up. Sounds complicated, but it is pretty easy.. Just a quick google search. And its not as spendy as you might think, if its something you really want, it's usually worth it! Good Luck!
I don't know about the pick up option.. But here is the Carolina 12.0:
They give the sizing in chest sizes:
LG/XL 40? - 46?
XXL 48? - 54?
I'm about your size, 6'1'' and 230, and large PFDs have always fit me, so I'd go with the LG/XL.
The other thing you can do is order both, and send back the one you decide doesn't fit. With the killer price right now, the return shipping is nothing compared to the extra money you save. Also, the price- or cost of return shipping- is nothing for a PFD, something that could help to you paddle another day.
1. If you are asking about surf between two feet and 12 INCHES, then yes, this boat will get the job done.
2. If you are asking about surf between two feet and 12 FEET, depending on your level of experience, you might want to be asking some different questions. 12 feet is getting pretty big, and that's a ton of water pushing you around.. If you're looking to get into surf like that you might want to steer away from this guy towards a boat that's a bit more streamlined and more designed for surfing.. steer away from "recreational" boats.
Hopefully that helps you out a bit..
If you've got the paddling skills of your friend, you'll have no problem keeping up with him/her on the flats in this boat. You might even beat him/her- the skeg is a huge advantage with this type of boat. It'll help keep you tracking straight so you won't have to spend the extra effort or strokes to keep it straight.
Just don't tell your friend any of this.. and then challenge them to a race.. Good luck!
Class 1 is usually pretty flat- and requires next to no maneuvering. Class 2 is some rough water, maybe some rocks, small drops, and requries some basic paddling skills. Class 3 is where some waves start to show up, they usually call them medium waves, and it includes a drop of 3-5 feet.. after that the specs for classes become more arguable..
This boat would have no problem in either class 1 or 2 situations! Just make sure you know what is coming next in the river- and always wear you PFD!
Rudders are always operated by the person seated in the rear of the kayak. So the pedals are right where the feet of the person in the back should be resting- thus allowing them to control the steering. In tandem kayaks set up like this, the person in the front is often sitting between the feet of the person in the back. Hope that helps!
Depending on how you plan on carrying your yak, you've got a couple options.
Different companies make several different types of kayak carriers, including the saddles or rollers, and the J type rack (search "kayak rack" and look at the different options that pop up). These types have different attachment options and will most likely include a way to attach to the bars at the front and rear of the cargo rack. The problem you'll run into might be the front mount- it might be difficult to mount it because of the windscreen.
Another option would be to use foam blocks to protect the hull of your boats. They've got a groove or slit through the center so that they fit onto the rack, with a v across the top to help keep your boat resting on them.
Depending on your boat (poly, glass or carbon) and how far you travel, you could just throw the boat on top and strap it down. I've got poly boats and for the five mins it takes to get from my house to the put in, I just put them right on the rack- no special carrier required.
Hopefully some of this helps ya out.
It all depends on how high your cross bars are off the roof of your rig. Even with the low profile design, the jack will have no problem fitting. The blade of the shovel is what will most likely cause the problem if there is any- which I doubt. Usually, you can put the mount a little closer to the top edge of the rack and the tilt the shovel in.
This is a pretty sweet rack, and if your asking about a jack and shovel, you've probably got a pretty sweet rig.
Good Luck, and hope this helped.
I've been paddling a long time, and I had only ever wearing rain pants. These are the first pair of paddling pants i've owned, but I have no doubt that I made the right choice. I put them through a hard summer of paddling. An extended trip, along with many day trips, and quite a few other rainy day uses.
-We'll start with the padded knees. The extra padding during a long day of touring, not only improves the comfort level, but also helps to keep you a bit warmer. The pads feel like closed cell foam- think the blue foam sleeping pads, but half the thickness.
-Ankle closures. I only paddle in rubber boots- Xtra Tuffs. The water up here is too cold to have anything short or not completely water proof. These cuffs go over the boots no problem and seal out water when tightened down without restricting movement or circulation. They don't open quite as wide as i would like, but for most paddlers (not wearing rubber boots) this will not be a problem.
-Waistband. Woah. Super comfortable. I've got a bit of a gut, and this fits right over it. It sits up higher than normal pants would, but that's the advantage of it. When you sit into the yak, theres no exposed back. The band is super soft, and comfortable. Also, its not restrictive in the least( i've ridden my bike with em on..)
- Pocket. tiny, but better than most rain pants with out. perfect for a tide book, keys, or something similar.
These babies are pretty heavy weight and i am not in the least worried about durability. No problems on post paddle hikes, while setting up camp in the trees, or washing dishes on the rocky beach- again with the knee pads.
I'm a 36 waist and 30-32 inseam and the large is great. Plenty of room in the butt, through the thighs, and down the legs. Not overly long or baggy.
Outstanding pants. Highly recommended.
Ocean Kayak doesn't offer up the sizes of the plugs, they just tell you which plugs fit each of their boats. I would take a guess as to which size, buy a set of one or two sizes, and see where to go from there. The sweet thing is Backcountry has an awesome return policy. Maybe even buy the total number you need in each size, and return the ones that you don't need when its all said and done, because in my experience the scupper holes are usually not the same size throughout the boat.
Since they're not made by jackson, the measurements might be a bit off. These plugs have a pretty specific size so if they're off there's no hope for them. I would reccommend something more like one of the following. They have more of a taper and might fit better into a hole that is not exactly the same size.
Ocean Kayak Scupper Stoppers:
I think that you'll have no problem fitting in this boat. The "slidelock foot braces" are pretty bomber braces, with plenty of adjustment range. With this being a shorter boat, you should have no problem getting them set to your size. We had much bigger boats and much shorter people, and were able to reach their feet with the braces.
The biggest thing with buying a kayak is to make sure it fits you. So if at all possible, try to find a boat at a local dealer or kayak show- or even ask to sit in a random persons boat (explain your situation, and i'm sure just about any kayaker will have no problem letting you try it out), so that you can test it out to see how you like it.
Another important factor is your sitting position. Sometimes the seats are adjustable (this has slightly adjustable seat back) and they might allow you to sit a little further front. Along with your position goes the proper sitting form.. You should be seated somewhat like a frog, with your knees up and out on the sides of the boat- sometimes smaller paddlers keep their knees only slightly bent- and then your feet should be pointed outwards with your heels towards the center of the boat. Not only does this help to center your body in the boat while keeping your center of gravity low, but it also helps to provide you with more control of your boat.
The biggest thing with getting a kayak is to make sure it fits YOU. Then shop here for the killer prices. Good luck!
Got the mojo in Marlin, and its a nice shirt. The Horny Toad tag on it says, if you don't get at least 3 compliments on your shirt the first day you wear it they'll take it back. Check. I've had plenty of compliments, the colors are awesome, and definitely unique.
The big reason I bought this shirt was because it says it's a flannel. While it looks like one, it is more of a soft dress shirt- not a flannel at all.
Regardless, its a nice shirt. Looks good, soft, and fits just right. I'm 6' and the length is perfect- tucked at school and untucked the rest of the day- either way, it works out. The buttons are metal which is nice, but small which is a bit weird.
Nice shirt overall.
Getting a boat is like getting a new pair of pants- but a pair that costs a grand. You gotta make sure they fit, so you try them on. These boats do have quite a bit of room for us bigger dudes, but the only way to really tell is to try on or demo the boat. Demo, Demo, Demo. Dealers often have access to demo boats, and kayak shows are a great time to get into one whether its from someone trying to sell it, or its just another river rat with a boat you're interested in.
As far as skirts go, 38 inch isn't huge, and most skirts on the larger side will fit ya, the biggest thing is the cockpit dimensions (38 x 21.5 in).
got these for my wife off steepandcheap and she loves em. They're thicker than the liner gloves she usually wears, but the windproof fleece will add an entirely new element of warmth. We get a bit of wind out here, so windproof is nothing short of a useful feature. They'd make a good liner glove for real cold weather, but they are just fine on their own in our maritime climate. She's had them less than a week and loves them.
Period. Not much more needs to be said. These socks are comfortable, give thickness-appropriate warmth and padding, and are guaranteed for life. Life. Awesome.