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by OrbitalD
Wed May 22, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Swap Shop
Topic: Looking for a Gnarwhal Size L
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: Looking for a Gnarwhal Size L

Still Available Gnarwhal Vectran Long
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/spo/d/ ... 55137.html
by OrbitalD
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Swap Shop
Topic: SOLD Alpacka Grarwhal Vectran 400D Packraft size Large with the Whitewater Deck
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

Re: Alpacka Grarwhal Vectran 400D Packraft size Large with the Whitewater Deck

Its still available.

David
orbitald (at) gmail (d0t) com
by OrbitalD
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Swap Shop
Topic: SOLD Alpacka Grarwhal Vectran 400D Packraft size Large with the Whitewater Deck
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

SOLD Alpacka Grarwhal Vectran 400D Packraft size Large with the Whitewater Deck

SOLD - For sale is my 2 year old Alpacka Grarwhal Vectran 400D Packraft size Large with the Whitewater Deck. I’m the second owner of this beautiful boat and have used it for one 6 day trip and several day runs on local rivers. The previous owner had it repaired by Alpacka who also replaced the T-Zip...
by OrbitalD
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Ease of Rolling Alpacka Rafts
Replies: 10
Views: 3996

Re: Ease of Rolling Alpacka Rafts

Some make it look easy... "OK... don't try this at home. Really. Our CEO Thor Tingey is an expert at rolling any packraft, as he's had his hand in designing and mastering pretty much every single prototype and final boat his mother, Sheri Tingey, the designer and founder of the company, has built ov...
by OrbitalD
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Sold Kokatat Meridian M Gore-Tex Drysuit Exc Cond
Replies: 0
Views: 755

Sold Kokatat Meridian M Gore-Tex Drysuit Exc Cond

For Sale Kokatat Meridian Gore-Tex Medium Drysuit Excellent Condition. Used less than a dozen times. Untrimmed neck gasket. Manufactured November 2016 and purchased March 2017. At 6’1 it’s just a little too short for me so I got a large. Asking $650. Available in N Oakland CA or can ship for additio...
by OrbitalD
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Events
Topic: California Packraft Soirée South Fork of the American May 18-20
Replies: 0
Views: 884

California Packraft Soirée South Fork of the American May 18-20

Hey Water Friends! You are invited to join us at the South Fork of the American May 18-20 for the first annual California Packraft Soirée! From the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/201951997056002/ We are gathering for the first California Packraft Soirée on the South Fork of the Amer...
by OrbitalD
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Denali Llama with cruiser deck
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: Denali Llama with cruiser deck

Does it have the cargo fly?

Thxs!
by OrbitalD
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Packrafting the John Muir trail ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

Re: Packrafting the John Muir trail ?

I hiked the JMT in 2016 and had a great time! There are plenty of lakes to packraft but I'm not sure about the streams / rivers which are not often run and possibly full of snags and seems to either be too small or to dangerous. But packrafting the lakes would be fun and beautiful as well. I think w...
by OrbitalD
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Swap Shop
Topic: SOLD Kokopelli Packraft Nirvana Self-Bailer 2016 $625 ConUS
Replies: 3
Views: 1545

SOLD Kokopelli Packraft Nirvana Self-Bailer 2016 $625 ConUS

Kokopelli Packraft Nirvana Self-Bailer 2016 with T-Zip and 4 Point Thigh Straps Used only twice so in excellent condition. Includes original 2 point thigh straps, repair kit, T-Zip lube, original box. IMG_8805.JPG IMG_8804.JPG IMG_8803.JPG IMG_8802.JPG IMG_8801.JPG IMG_8800.JPG IMG_8799.JPG
by OrbitalD
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Hand air pump
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Re: Hand air pump

These K pumps, although not light, are very nice and quick. A rafter brought one on a trip and we used them for our pack rafts when ever possible.
https://www.nrs.com/product/1714/k-pump-100
by OrbitalD
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Annotated gear list
Replies: 3
Views: 2099

Re: Annotated gear list

Thanks a bunch! Where did you get the goretex socks with gaskets? I have yet to find those? Also, here is a great gear resource I've used for ultralight backpacking. You can keep everything in a gear closet (so to speak) and add different items for different trips. Some think its overkill to weight ...
by OrbitalD
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 318
Views: 125458

Re: Open mind summit.

MikeC wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:14 am
A trip report on Dark Canyon, complete with stills and video, from last week:


https://lacemine29.blogspot.com/2017/07 ... ummit.html


Check it when you get a minute or three.
EXCELLENT Trip reports and videos! Thanks 1000X
by OrbitalD
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Ease of Rolling Alpacka Rafts
Replies: 10
Views: 3996

Re: Ease of Rolling Alpacka Rafts

Not a hijack at all. Thanks for bringing up the question!
by OrbitalD
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Ease of Rolling Alpacka Rafts
Replies: 10
Views: 3996

Re: Ease of Rolling Alpacka Rafts

These guys seem to have a combat roll.

https://vimeo.com/wyattroscoe/low-flow-hunters
by OrbitalD
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Ease of Rolling Alpacka Rafts
Replies: 10
Views: 3996

Re: Ease of Rolling Alpacka Rafts

I called Alpacka and they said the Alpackalypse is probably the easiest to roll due to its smaller tube diameter. They also said the newer vectran material is more rigid and can be inflated to slightly higher pressures making the raft stiffer and easier to roll.
by OrbitalD
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Ease of Rolling Alpacka Rafts
Replies: 10
Views: 3996

Ease of Rolling Alpacka Rafts

I was wondering about the comparative ease of rolling the various Alpacka rafts. Models I'm considering include the Llama, Gnarwhal (long), and the Alpackalypse (long). I've paddled kayaks for the past 5 years so I've got a decent kayak roll but I've never tried to roll a pack raft. I've paddled a Y...