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by nearenaf
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommended Raft for Bikerafting?
Replies: 2
Views: 3179

Re: Recommended Raft for Bikerafting?

Greetings As someone who paddles mostly open waters, I agree with everything McNik has written, and would only like to add a couple of suggestions: using paddles that can be feathered ( like the sawyers) makes a difference when you are in windy conditions. i carry a small bilge pump- since despite t...
by nearenaf
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tracking, speed, wind resistance
Replies: 5
Views: 3234

Re: tracking, speed, wind resistance

This is just couple of tips that might help with improved tracking and paddling mainly in open water- if you only do day trips etc, it pays to consider adding some weight at the front of the raft- as a ballast if you will, i found this helps tracking and in choppy/ windy conditions helps to keep the...
by nearenaf
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a GPS
Replies: 5
Views: 3302

Re: Looking for a GPS

Although not the latest Droid tech- for reliability and 'all terrain' I have used the Garmin 60CSX for quite a few years on a variety of expeditions- hiking, climbing, polar ice, sea, and found it to be excellent and reliable unit. As far as i know it has been superseded by the 62 model, a more spec...
by nearenaf
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Bigger blue(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 4176

Re: Bigger blue(s)

I always have some sort of weight lashed up front- if not a pack then i use a stuff bag filled with sand/ pebbles etc ( which also means when i get out i just 'return' the resource to the environment and reuse the stuff bag- how much more recycling can you get :-) the front weight helps substantiall...
by nearenaf
Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Bigger blue(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 4176

Bigger blue(s)

I don't often see comments here regarding using the AR's( Alpacka rafts) in sea locations, so thought I'd put my 2 cents in. Since getting back from Canada ( where i used the raft lots too) I have been staying with friends near Port Melbourne, and so have been paddling my YY ( Yukon Yak) out on the ...
by nearenaf
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: OZ import duty on packrafts?
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

Re: OZ import duty on packrafts?

to avoid possible duty- if you are planning to order a number of items ( say a raft and deck and paddles etc) it's possible to split the shipment into a number of pacels- keeping each under the $1K limit- works just fine.- you can contact the good folks at AR to arrange that.
by nearenaf
Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: PFD reccomandation for Yukon YAk
Replies: 2
Views: 1971

Re: PFD reccomandation for Yukon YAk

Thanks muchly!
by nearenaf
Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: PFD reccomandation for Yukon YAk
Replies: 2
Views: 1971

PFD reccomandation for Yukon YAk

Greetings from a new PR- Anyone has any suggestions/ recommendation for good PFD / brands/ models- to use in a YY -any help would be appreciated.