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Don't scorn me!

Kayak Jack

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Aug 26, 2003
Okemos / East Lansing Michigan
When I had my kayak in them, the darned boat was just as hap as it could be. Seriously. I was on Lake Superior in 4’ waves. That’s four feet. The boat was very controllable and stable.

I, on the other hand, had about 4 inches of pucker factor. We were about a quarter of a mile out from shore. Lake Superior (the great sea Gitchi Gumi of Hiawatha fame) is deadly cold year round. I knew that, if I capsized, I (1) could not get back into my boat, and (2) may not be able to hang onto my boat for the time it would take to float into shore. IE: if I capsized, I had a good chance of dying there.

Long story short, I didn’t capsize; neither have I ever ventured out into that stuff ever again.


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Sep 9, 2007
South Louisiana
Yeah, four foot waves and cinched into a tiny boat in cold water.......not my idea of fun. I'll stick to my flat water paddling. If I capsize, I get mad .....not dead. Although, a Cajun on a 10 foot boat could be taken as a tasty snack on a cracker by a 12 foot alligator.
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