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by pgonski
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Nirvana self bailing
Replies: 2
Views: 1685

Nirvana self bailing

Kokopelli nirvana self bailing
Tizip storage tube
Kayak back band
Demo boat, about 8 hours of river time
Like new
$800 includes shipping to any USA address
Jim@kayakcenterak.com
907 232 1030
by pgonski
Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: getting Big Boats to fit
Replies: 7
Views: 7061

Re: getting Big Boats to fit

John is correct:

Alaska Kayak Academy keeps Jackson back bands in stock.
Also have the foot block that Roman shared as well.

I agree with Roman, since I added these two items to my Yak, I don't use thigh straps in water under class IV. Being locked in from foot to hip makes a huge difference
by pgonski
Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Yak 2010 for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 3057

Yak 2010 for sale

Blue Yak; All boats fine shape holds air fine all have spray decks
Blue YaK
red Yak; (new seat)
Green Yak
spray deck
inflater bag
stuff stack
$800 each

boats are in Palmer Ak,
by pgonski
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Penrith Whitewater Centre?
Replies: 37
Views: 15561

Re: Penrith Whitewater Centre?

Hello; OZ paddlers; I have been invited to come to OZ to teach our 2 day Packraft River Safty course; This is a course my school, Alaska Kayak Academy, developed after watching packrafters get into trouble; mainly out of ingnorance of whitewater dangers and not having good river reading and paddling...
by pgonski
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Feather Craft Bay Lee I with Skirt
Replies: 0
Views: 1602

Feather Craft Bay Lee I with Skirt

Been using the Bay lee I self bailer the last two seasons and like the no skirt on whitewater. The self bailer is great; but with holes in the floor to bail, there is always some water pushing up around the stern, so one is going to get a wet bottom in flat water. That s fine in whitewater; going to...
by pgonski
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Paddle length for packrafting?
Replies: 4
Views: 7245

Re: Paddle length for packrafting?

I ve done a lot of teaching up here in Ak with our packraft safety class: here's what I ve determined: never longer than 210; and 200 is better Whitewater class III : short paddle 200 cm or less. I m 6 ft and I like my 196. Power is the important factor, and good vertical paddle angle. We get lots o...
by pgonski
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packraft Training in Oz with Jim Gonski !
Replies: 42
Views: 12921

Re: Packraft Training in Oz with Jim Gonski !

looks like its a go: WE are thinking Nov 24/25 and or Dec 12/2
or

dec 1/2 and Dec 8/9

two classes:
the list is 17 long.. so we need two dates for this
like to limit it to 10 students per class

jim gonski
by pgonski
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: South Fork of Eagle River
Replies: 68
Views: 38043

Re: South Fork of Eagle River

note; the story above, where they got away with their life was NOT on SOUTH FORK it was on EAGLE RIVER campground rapid...... Alaska Kayak Academy runs a 2 day class that will teach you how to avoid that type of trouble and if you do, what to do. most river accidents do not have AFD or blackhawk acc...
by pgonski
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Packraft Rescue Training
Replies: 30
Views: 25237

Re: Packraft Rescue Training july 21 2012

Alaska Kayak Academy will be running Packraft Safety Class on July 21. This class is specifically for packrafters to learn how to stay out of trouble and what to do if you get in trouble. details can be found at: www.kayakcenterak.com over 200 packrafters have taken this class over the last 2 yrs an...
by pgonski
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Packraft River Safety class in Alaska
Replies: 0
Views: 2464

Packraft River Safety class in Alaska

Alaska Kayak Academy will be running several River Safety Classes for Packrafting class III water starting in May, 2012. This will be the 3rd season they have offered the class. About 150 students have taken the course.The focus is to teach skills to be safe and comfortable in class III water so you...
by pgonski
Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: Ecuador 2010 December
Replies: 0
Views: 3285

Ecuador 2010 December

putting together a packraft trip to Ecuador. First two weeks of December 2010. two weeks first week will be floating into the Amazon 2nd week will be running Whitewater rivers in Boja and Tenna using a local whitewater guide for kayaking, worked with these two guys last winter plan to have our own v...
by pgonski
Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpacka Raft and Feathercraft
Replies: 19
Views: 19789

Re: Alpacka Raft and Feathercraft

John: do not need a skirt, water exits so fast you never see it, it is amazing. I even asked Feather Craft when I got the boat, and they said, try it we do not think you will need a skirt. They make one, but since I have used it, the freedom of no skirt is worth it. Brad: I have taken it down Guard ...
by pgonski
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpacka Raft and Feathercraft
Replies: 19
Views: 19789

Re: Alpacka Raft and Feathercraft

I run a whitewater kayak school in Ak, and we have a 2 day packraft class where we teach packraft students to be better whitewater paddlers. I have been using the Bay Lee I all summer. Have over 100 hrs paddling the self bailing boat. IT IS a PACKRAFT. I really like the "no water" in the boat. Yes t...