Beware the Ides.

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Tomski
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Re: Beware the Ides.

Post by Tomski » Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:17 pm

So the skis fit inside the inflatable kayaks? :?:

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mikesee
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Re: Beware the Ides.

Post by mikesee » Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:46 pm

They are packrafts, and yes, the skis go inside.

This was a quick shakedown cruise to test a few ideas in advance of a multi-day, multi-river trip coming up in a few weeks.





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Pealer
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Re: Beware the Ides.

Post by Pealer » Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:21 pm

Nice report!

I hadn't thought about skis inside. What length are you getting away with. Are you paddling a Wolverine? I have a red Expedition and now a few ideas in my head. I've got Madshus Annums 175 cm and Voile Vectors 170 cm, both with inserts and a choice of 3-pin or Rivas, and additional inserts for Dynafit on the Vectors.





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Re: Beware the Ides.

Post by mikesee » Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:13 pm

Those are 178 Objectives that I stuck in my boat.

It's an early prototype of the new Valkyrie, so I don't really know how to compare it in size to your Expedition.

My guess is either of your skis will fit, but it takes some doing to get them in just the right place so that neither tips nor tails are poking into the tube fabric.

Have fun with it!





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Re: Beware the Ides.

Post by Pealer » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:17 pm

Thanks, and good luck in your adventures.





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Re: Beware the Ides.

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