Selecting a Kayak - A mini course

  • April 6, 2014 · 11:00 AM
  • Carderock Recreation Area

 

Selecting a Kayak - A Mini Course.

 

We have a lot of members that don't own a kayak but are interested in getting one for this season.  I used to regularly teach a small course for that store at mall that had the same title as this Meetup.  I thought offering it here might help those of you "in the market" for a boat make a better decision.

This is the last time I will offer this course thus year

I hope to make this a little more in depth and avoid focusing on any one particular retailer's product line.  We will also discuss ways to make it easier to load and transport boats if you're only 5 feet tall and not the strongest person in the world.  There will be different style boats for you to sit in and learn about on land but this course will not involve any time on the water.

I never imagine this will take much more than an hour but the last couple of times I've done it we've gone on for 2 to 3 hours.  You've got questions and I do have answers.  We will go until your questions have run out.

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  • Bill H.

    Rats! Sorry all, I had my calender mixed up. I hope someone just showed up and grabbed my spot.

    April 6, 2014

  • Chuck

    Carderock is located just outside the washington beltway. Take the Carter Rock exit on the Maryland side near the American Legion bridge. Come on adam mile north and exit at the US Surface Warfare naval unit Carter Rock exit

    April 6, 2014

    • Victoria

      Ok I will be on my way. I is there any number I can call if I can find it

      April 6, 2014

  • Chuck

    Sorry I'm driving and voice dictation is spelling Carter rock incorrectly

    April 6, 2014

  • Victoria

    Tried looking up directions, but they were not specific enough. Got maps to different locations. Could not ascertain were the exact location of meeting place is. It is in Potomac or Washington D.C.?

    April 6, 2014

  • Chuck

    I discovered this video online that covers a lot of the basics of selecting a kayak in about three minutes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyn5ygGukgM

    April 3, 2014

    • Andy

      This video is cute and helpful, but no substitute for learning from Chuck in person.

      April 3, 2014

    • Chuck

      I just like it because it says in 3 minutes what it's going to take me 2-3 hours to convey. It is way oversimplified but gets you thinking along the right lines.

      April 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so disappointed. I rearranged my schedule to be home March 30th for this event. Now that it's been moved to April 6th I wont be able to attend. I hope you offer this again. I'm a novice and would really appreciate the overview.

    March 31, 2014

  • Trish H.

    Will be in Florida for six weeks but purchasing a kayak from REI. Will be bringing it back for the summer to go on some adventures with you all this summer.

    March 26, 2014

  • Andy

    A new twist this year: I will explain how to get your new kayak (up to $1,500) FREE.

    March 25, 2014

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