Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
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Re: Origami Paddler - a folding paddle board that can fit in a cockpit locker
It's not the Kayak it's the person in it. I can't imagine cruising with out my sit on top, There are places only a kayak can go. There are thing's only a kayak can do. And conditions only a kayak can handle. They are stealth for spearfishing, towable for snorkeling, Mine is a valuable tool and has gotten me out of sketchy situations, and gotten me to shore when the dingy couldn't. If you sit on a paddle board it becomes a kayak. I have used mine to set second anchors, scout shallow back country channels, the list of uses are endless. I've anchored off little Cenatral American towns, with no dingy dock and my kayak was the only viable option for the choppy sea wall. You can alway's find parking, or pull them on land and lock them to a street sign, the current and wind don't effect them much, and a stowable one is priceless if you are a healthy, agile, weight proportionate, self sufficient sailor, who does'nt need gasoline and a combustable engine move about the water. Thanks for the info on the folding board, I want one.
One time I saved a girl caught in a current because her dad's dingy wouldn't start, as she drifted away, so did he frantically pulling his outbaord ( he had cast off before starting the eng.) after I pulled her on to the board, I towed him to the beach. They are quick to launch, I could obviously go on and on....
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
Last edited by Capt.aaron; 05-31-2012 at 11:44 AM.