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Paddler, Marina del Rey


Marina del Rey, CA
Hometown: Long Beach

Member since:

September 4, 2012

(For Boat Owners) Please list the whitewater boats you own or use most often . enter None if you done't have one.

I own a Servalor inflatable 2 person canoe and a Klepper 2 person kayak that needs varnish redone. I think the canoe can do the lower Kern river that is class IV without a problem. The Klepper has aq hypalon skin but I don't know how suitable the wood frame is for rapids. I suspect Class III may be fine for with hypalon so tough. I bought both since the canoe fits in one large bag and the Klepper has three smaller bags to fit into small private owned airplanes, in a car or in my garage. I don't have a skirt for Klepper yet and need a second paddle. I recommend people going to the Kern river have dinner one night at a Basque restaurant in Bakersfield at least once.

(For Paddlers) How many times have you rafted? (e.g., 1-2, 4 or 5, 5-10, more than 10)

I rafted the Sacramento River North of Sacramento in my nephews raft. My canoe partner and I paddled a canoe. I believe we paddled the lower Kern 5 times the first day and 4 the next and one the last day.

4A-What is your experience level for rapids? (I.e., Class III, IV or V?); 4B- Do you own any personal WW gear, such as PFD, wet suit, neoprene booties, spray jacket, or large dry bag?

Experience is in a canoe level III on lower Kern River. Gear owned include: 2 person canoe & kayak 4 waterski PFD's I may need a new wetsuit Have 3-5 dry bags small - large & one mid size with pack straps on it. Believe one other has pack straps on it. Have video camera dry bag to shoot video on a boat or in rain. Have Teva like shoes with straps to not slide or be pulled off feet. Have 4 person tent, stainless cooking pots and assorted camping gear including candle lantern & LED lanterns. I don't know if a 5 gallon pail with pottie lid fits in a small canoes with camping gear but have one. Books about canoeing or kayaking in Artic Ocean, Canoeing with Cree Indians and article about a couple paddling from Montana to New Orleans in 90 days that sounds like fun. I know a woman that canoes in Sweden. I'm looking for more books and want to paddle some in Europe also. Have read of a waterway blocked by logs and paddler sucked under the logs.

(For Paddlers) Have you “swum a rapid”? .. How many times?…

Have never swam a rapid. Is there a safe place to do this as a group of 2-4 people?

(For Paddlers) Have you been on raft that capsized?

Have not rafted yet. I capsized intentionally for the canoe kayak class in a pool to right myself back upright as part of kayak training. But want to do again since that was around 15 years ago.


Hello, After taking LA Parks dept canoe/kayak class a classmate and I paddled the lower Kern river for 3 days and had a blast.

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