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by lucmehl
Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SOLD 2007 Alpacka Llama with mods, $400
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

SOLD 2007 Alpacka Llama with mods, $400

This boat used to be rad. Well loved and used Alpacka Llama (large) from 2007. The boat has many modifications for running whitewater, but the old-school geometry is more appropriate for lightweight scenic trips or hunting/fishing. Tie-downs installed for thigh-straps. Mouth valve has an extension s...
by lucmehl
Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Class IV gear and technique
Replies: 4
Views: 4121

Class IV gear and technique

Building on Media Feliz's 101 instructional videos, here are some notes and links for class IV gear, technique, and safety.

http://thingstolucat.com/class-iv-packrafting-guide/

-Luc
by lucmehl
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: "How To" Thigh Straps & ex. Eskimo Roll in Alpacka
Replies: 11
Views: 6891

Re: "How To" Thigh Straps & ex. Eskimo Roll in Alpacka

Adding my 'how-to' documentation (and other mods) to the mix...

http://thingstolucat.com/pimp-my-packraft/

-Luc
by lucmehl
Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2011 Yukon Yak (Red) MINT + Extras SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 985

Re: 2011 Yukon Yak (Red) MINT + Extras $700 CONUS

If your 'pending funds' buyer doesn't come through, please let me know. lucmehl at gmail
by lucmehl
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 317
Views: 122356

Re: Youtube Videos!

Video, photos, and beta from a September run on the Lakina:

http://thingstolucat.com/lakina-loop/

-Luc
by lucmehl
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lakina River
Replies: 8
Views: 5827

Re: Lakina River

Here is video, photos, and beta from a September run on the Lakina:

http://thingstolucat.com/lakina-loop/

-Luc
by lucmehl
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: The Kama Sutra of Packrafting
Replies: 0
Views: 2244

The Kama Sutra of Packrafting

Inspired by the cold and cramped trip down the Yanert River with 6'4" John Sykes sharing my boat last month... Here is a tongue-in-cheek (literally?) guide to doubling up in packrafts. Thanks to Roman for the photos! http://thingstolucat.com/ks-packrafting/ Let me know if you have more positions/pho...
by lucmehl
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 317
Views: 122356

Re: Youtube Videos!

Aniakchak Crater Video and photos.

Can't embed anything... here is the link:

http://thingstolucat.com/aniakchak-crater/

-Luc
by lucmehl
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 317
Views: 122356

Re: Youtube Videos!

Denali traverse by bike-ski-packraft!

http://thingstolucat.com/denali-traverse/
by lucmehl
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: How to Eskimo Roll a Packraft
Replies: 13
Views: 11874

Re: How to Eskimo Roll a Packraft

The tie-down loop in question was defective- the two layers of the patch were only glued together for half of the patch. I put stabond between the unglued surfaces as well as on the boat/patch bottom. The patch (strong-side hip) ripped along that glue/no glue seam, and took a little bit (4x4 mm) of ...
by lucmehl
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Take a ride on the snow
Replies: 4
Views: 2237

Re: Take a ride on the snow

Rubbing surf wax on your paddle helps with grip in the cold/snow. I am really happy with my NRS Toaster Mitts too. Looks like fun!
by lucmehl
Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trip planning with AOOS Real-Time Sensors Map
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Re: Trip planning with AOOS Real-Time Sensors Map

Late in the season, but the AOOS map now contains NOAA river gages.
by lucmehl
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Lost paddle on Resurrection Ck
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Re: Lost paddle on Resurrection Ck

Shoot- sorry Doug, didn't see your response until now.
I think 11 ft at six mile is probably ideal for Res. Ck class II/III. I'd check Brad's notes on the forum.
We didn't run the canyon, will need a bigger group for safety on that one.
by lucmehl
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trip planning with AOOS Real-Time Sensors Map
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Trip planning with AOOS Real-Time Sensors Map

I've been working on a real-time sensors map as part of a project for the Alaska Ocean Observing System. It is pretty sweet to check stream gages, webcams, and weather, at one site. (The snow observations will be useful to skiers too.) There is a feedback tab on the map- if you know of some weather/...
by lucmehl
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Lost paddle on Resurrection Ck
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Lost paddle on Resurrection Ck

Lost a 4-pc Aqua Bound paddle, yellow blades, 5 miles up creek from the Hope Trailhead. Please keep an eye out for it!

Thanks, Luc (227-9748)