July 16, 2014 · 6:30 PM
Packing the Kayak
WHY ARE WE HERE:
I recently had an opportunity to paddle my wind cocking kayak downwind with a following sea, What a treat it was to have a couple of dry bags and some other stuff on the rear of my kayak to help the wind push me around. Apparently I need a refresher course on packing my kayak. So when I returned I put my kayak out on the driveway with all my stuff and did some repacking to figure out how to not let that happen again. While I was going through this exercise it occurred to me it might be nice to setup a Meet up to go over what to carry and how.
WHAT ARE WE DOING:
I would be interested in leading a group through this if there is enough interest. I will bring my boat (skegged) and another boat with a rudder along with all my gear and extra stuff so we can see where stuff goes and how to best stow it. I will also discuss water and have a couple of packing lists available to hand out. I will have the meetup at a nice place where we can spread out and have some thing to eat while going over the stuff.
I will do this first one and if we get enough demand will do another at a different location and time.
Sue has graciously loaned us her place for the evening so we will meet in in her back yard. She will have the BBQ going if you want to cook something or just bring a salad or sandwich for yourself. Also bring a beverage of your choice. Sue has benches and a nice picnic table but feel free to bring a folding chair for your comfort.