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post #44 of Old 06-01-2016
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Re: Kayak as a dinghy for small sailboat

Be sure to order the spray 'skirts' too.. and spend on the better, lighter weight paddles. Well worth the difference.

IIRC the pelicans have a very open cockpit well.. wearing skirts in choppy conditions will keep you dry, getting caught in some passing gas guzzler's wash can get you a lapful of water otherwise too.

As to opening the storage well, that may be another difficult 'sealing' in slop. Might be difficult to keep the gear dry in waves.

Glad to hear you're liking them so far!


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