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by dkazemi
Wed May 08, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Packraft fishing - how to
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Packraft fishing - how to

That is pretty cool, do you have any photos of your setup and types of materials used?
by dkazemi
Thu May 02, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Northeast
Topic: Join Me? Summer 2019 Bike/Raft (VA, WV, or PA)?
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: Join Me? Summer 2019 Bike/Raft (VA, WV, or PA)?

please DM me, I live in VA and planning on a lot of packrafting this Summer -- mostly in the Southeast. (VA, WV, NC)
by dkazemi
Thu May 02, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Packraft fishing - how to
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Packraft fishing - how to

Thinking of turning my explorer 42 into a fishing raft and wondering the best way to carry and cast. Perhaps if I glued some additional strap plates to one side and looped velcro straps through them I could carry the rod off to the side of my boat with easy access. I could also keep the rod vertical...
by dkazemi
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Southeast
Topic: In Asheville, looking for adventure pals!
Replies: 3
Views: 1776

Re: In Asheville, looking for adventure pals!

Anyone down for a French Broad/Nantahala run this Spring/Summer?
by dkazemi
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Northeast
Topic: Mather Gorge (near DC)
Replies: 5
Views: 3638

Re: Mather Gorge (near DC)

Mather Gorge is a great packraft run -- the billy goat trail is a less direct but more fun way up the gorge (some scrambling) than the towpath is, plus you can scout more easily from it as well. The md/va chutes at the end are classic play spots, also Difficult Run empties out there which quite the ...
by dkazemi
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Stuck on top of a pourover/hole?
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Re: Stuck on top of a pourover/hole?

If you're getting stuck in a hydraulic at the bottom of a drop, perform a long stroke directly over the lip of the drop to help stabilize your boat before the fall and provide the forward moving momentum needed to get out. Once you're stuck you'll have to rely on the reverse current to propel yourse...
by dkazemi
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Questions about Alpacka Explorer 42 and cargo fly
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Questions about Alpacka Explorer 42 and cargo fly

I use the Explorer often -- it is a great boat. Handles whitewater well and extra roomy, even with a second person though I use it mostly single. A backrest for the back seat would be a good addition to the boat, although you'd have to install or order extra D-links at the stern to add one. My only ...
by dkazemi
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Any NC pack rafters?
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: Any NC pack rafters?

There is a lot of great whitewater in western NC -- a great spot for packrafting. In fact, if I had a job down there I would move instantly.
by dkazemi
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Seek partners NY/NJ thru New England!
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: Seek partners NY/NJ thru New England!

You guys should broaden up to include the Mid-Atlantic as well. There is a lot of running whitewater here (still) suitable for all skill levels. Pennsylvania and Maryland, being nearest to the NE, are good places to look. The local whitewater/kayaking scene in the Eastern region is still getting acq...