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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    my friends like L O N G boats...touring and fast, no flowing water. I think I'd like the opposite...
    There is something to be said for both styles of kayaking. I agree with you, though. A slightly slower pace suits my interests more.
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    Love this thread! Thanks for posting pictures. Looks like you two had a great time. I envy you both!

    I've certainly had my share of kayaks over the years. Short, long, poly, fiberglass, touring, recreational, sit-on-top, whitewater, hybrids, etc. Been in my share of bodies of water, too.

    Couple of my favs were my Native Watercraft Manta Ray 14.5 and my Current Designs Solstice GTS HV. Totally different animals but they were great.

    Since I pretty much live right on a creek these days, I've opted for a new crossover boat from Liquid Logic - the Remix XP. Awesome boat!

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    Sam and John, great trip. You two know how to plan some good kayaking trips. Looks like you had another great weekend on the water.

    I called my buddy for info on the Buttahatchee but he is out of town climbing Mt. Rainier (poor guy).

    Thomas, $800 is not a bad price. The jumped from $879 list last year to $979 this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    you mentioned smaller water...what about open water, say the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior? Could it handle that or is a closed sit-inside boat better?
    I would not take a SOT on Lake Superior if you planned to leave the shoreline at all, and maybe not even then. You could get dumped quickly with a SOT. Sea Kayaks are much better options for Lake Superior kayak trips.

    Every boat has its purpose, and I like SOT's and am not slamming them in any way. IMO, it would be downright dangerous on Lake Superior. And I grew up on that lake, and have seen my share of danger on it.

    Nice pics, I'm jealous!

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    Funny, I feel a whole lot safer in a SOT. We go to tthe ocean and paddle 5 miles out. I woudl not do that ina SI yak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    Every boat has its purpose, and I like SOT's and am not slamming them in any way. IMO, it would be downright dangerous on Lake Superior. And I grew up on that lake, and have seen my share of danger on it.
    I agree. I spoke about the SOT out of speculation only. I amended my post above to indicate that I don't have experience on Lake Superior.
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    Looks like a great trip. You guys take pretty good pictures for a couple of river-pirate-looking guys. You didn't have trouble getting served at the marina, did you?
    Sometimes even a Blind Hog finds an Acorn

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougTheElder View Post
    Looks like a great trip. You guys take pretty good pictures for a couple of river-pirate-looking guys. You didn't have trouble getting served at the marina, did you?
    Amusingly enough, we didn't.

    The guys at the marina that asked where we put in looked at our boats and didn't believe us, though!
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougTheElder View Post
    Looks like a great trip. You guys take pretty good pictures for a couple of river-pirate-looking guys. You didn't have trouble getting served at the marina, did you?
    And just exactly what does a riverpirate look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    I would not take a SOT on Lake Superior if you planned to leave the shoreline at all, and maybe not even then. You could get dumped quickly with a SOT. Sea Kayaks are much better options for Lake Superior kayak trips.

    Every boat has its purpose, and I like SOT's and am not slamming them in any way. IMO, it would be downright dangerous on Lake Superior. And I grew up on that lake, and have seen my share of danger on it.

    Nice pics, I'm jealous!
    I don't understand this line of reason. A SOT is much easier to "remount" if you dump it, and much less likely to dump in the first place since it is usually wider. You'll need clothing for the water temp (IE wetsuit or drysuit) regardless of which kayak you choose. A sit-inside kayaks' only advantage is lighter weight and speed.

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