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post #26 of Old 06-05-2014
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Re: Inflatable Kayaks

I have an Advanced Elements inflatable kayak. I use a boarding ladder; PLUS, a 'trapeze' configuration that allows me to 'pull straight up' directly over the middle of the kayak to get my 'mass' out of the kayak. Without the 'trapeze' the kayak would react by moving forward/backward/sideways, thus making the boarding quite difficult. Also, tying the kayak from its 'middle' directly to the sailboat so that the kayak doesnt move AWAY during the vulnerable 'weight shift' will help - a pre-measured tether with a snap shackle on both ends of the tether. To 'load' or 'disembark' one has to learn to get one's feet directly UNDER ones center of mass before standing up.
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