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by Derekoak
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: making 2 alpaka packrafts into a double
Replies: 2
Views: 2090

Re: making 2 alpaka packrafts into a double

I now have an alpacka and a yak to put together and it is clear that my first idea needs a very big piece of nylon membrane, so idea 2: a plastic membrane with only 4 holes in it suitable for the back anchor points of one raft and the front 2 anchor points of the other. You could perhaps do away wit...
by Derekoak
Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: making 2 alpaka packrafts into a double
Replies: 2
Views: 2090

Re: making 2 alpaka packrafts into a double

I now have an alpacka and a yak to put together and it is clear that my first idea needs a very big piece of nylon membrane, so idea 2: a plastic membrane with only 4 holes in it suitable for the back anchor points of one raft and the front 2 anchor points of the other. You could perhaps do away wit...
by Derekoak
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: Zipper on floor for fishing!
Replies: 4
Views: 2592

Re: Zipper on floor for fishing!

surely if you just open a zipper in the floor lots of water floods in? If to continue the idea you had a waterproof eye shaped wall around the zipper, either inflated tube or plastic sheet, you could open the zipper and the wall would contain the flood, like a centreboard box. All sorts of other pro...
by Derekoak
Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: making 2 alpaka packrafts into a double
Replies: 2
Views: 2090

making 2 alpaka packrafts into a double

We wanted to use a double packraft as I am pretty sure there is a big discrepancy in our speed. Alpaca's double do not allow comfortable double kayak paddling so we decided to get a single to try out. Now we have one it occurs to me that if I added 2 extra lash points forward of the stern ones in a ...
by Derekoak
Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hig and Ellen on British Television
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

hig and Ellen on British Television

Last night Ben Fogle a British Television presenter visited Hig And Ellen and went packrafting with them, on Channel 5. Most viewers would have been surprised at the versatility of little boats that look like inflatable seaside toys. It will have shown a small noticeable part of the British public t...