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by Simone
Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Whitewater (kayaker) death in Vic & Courses
Replies: 2
Views: 1846

Re: Whitewater (kayaker) death in Vic & Courses

I read about the kayaker death in Victoria soon after getting back from the whitewater packrafting course in Tassie. Very sad... And reinforced how important it is to keep developing your paddling, river reading, and rescue skills. I can highly recommend the Canoe Tasmania beginner packrafting cours...
by Simone
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Drysuit wear from Alpacka Whitewater Skirt
Replies: 6
Views: 3310

Re: Drysuit wear from Alpacka Whitewater Skirt

Or buy some velcro hook & loop tape - a roll or by length - and use the loop part to 'deactivate' the velcro hook tabs on the packraft when you are not using it. But rounding off the corners as suggested above is also a good idea. See http://www.flymarketkites.com/velcro/34-hook-loop-velcro-tape for...
by Simone
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Drysuit recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 5018

Re: Drysuit recommendations?

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the detailed feedback. Interestingly, it was the Kokatat Meridian Dry Suit that I was looking at online. I guess I have some thinking to do about where we think we will use them and you have provided some useful guidelines.

Cheers,
Simone
by Simone
Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Drysuit recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 5018

Drysuit recommendations?

I am looking at getting a drysuit and wondered what people recommend. I have looked at the Kokatat, Alpacka and Kokopelli websites but apart from big price and weight differences I'm not sure how to choose between them.

What did you get? Why? Have you been happy with it?
by Simone
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Intro Whitewater Packrafting Course - Tasmania 3&4 Oct
Replies: 13
Views: 4514

Re: Intro Whitewater Packrafting Course - Tasmania 3&4 Oct

Thanks for organising this, Mark! We are booked and looking forward to it.
by Simone
Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Potential Interest in Packraft Training Courses in Tassie?
Replies: 19
Views: 5595

Re: Potential Interest in Packraft Training Courses in Tassi

Mark, thanks for the update. Exciting! Looking forward to hearing more.
by Simone
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Potential Interest in Packraft Training Courses in Tassie?
Replies: 19
Views: 5595

Re: Potential Interest in Packraft Training Courses in Tassi

That's great news! Will it be in winter or once the weather gets warmer? We don't have dry suits yet. (I'm actually going to be in Hobart in a few weeks time for work.)
by Simone
Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Potential Interest in Packraft Training Courses in Tassie?
Replies: 19
Views: 5595

Re: Potential Interest in Packraft Training Courses in Tassi

I'm new on this forum although I've been on the BPL and Bushwalk Australia forums for a few years. I'd be interested in a packrafting training course in Tassie (or elsewhere on the east coast), although I would be more at the beginner stage coming from sea kayaking not river kayaking.