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 Post subject: Paddle Float Rescue
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:17 am 
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Location: Cattle Country Colorado
Any recommendations for how to secure the paddle to a tandem folding kayak during a paddle float self rescue? I have used straps on the flat deck of a 22” wide rigid kayak, but I am purchasing a Long Haul MKII. The Long Haul currently has only bungees on a peaked deck which is less than ideal. Ideas and pictures would be appreciated.

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Kevin


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 Post subject: Re: Paddle Float Rescue
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:33 pm 
faltbootemeister

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Hi Kevin
I'm not sure if a paddle float rescue is practical for a folding double kayak with its high peaked decks and extra buoyancy. Good for you for wanting to practice self rescue and maybe one of the members here can give you some advice for the paddle float technique.
An assisted type rescue with your partner might be the way to go and if you are solo, maybe a cowboy rescue, taking advantage of the wide and stable platform.
When I bought my Feathercraft Kahuna, I practiced the paddle float rescue all the time and was successful without too much drama. Then I took an all day kayak safety course, practiced the paddle float rescue with hard shell sea kayaks with their lower rear decks and found it so much easier to do compared to my higher, peaked deck Kahuna. I can't imagine trying it with that Long Haul.


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 Post subject: Re: Paddle Float Rescue
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:30 pm 
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Thank you Jeremiah. I will do a bit of practice when I pick up my folding kayak and post what I learn. If I have the time this summer I will film it. Plenty of rigid kayak rescue footage out there, but I didn't find much for folding kayaks.

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Kevin


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