Kayak Adventures
Quest 135 Review Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 09:11

 

First off, this is a foldable kayak but that wasn't why I bought it. In fact, even though it breaks down to fit in a medium duffel bag I have no intention of disassembling it anytime soon. I chose this boat because my large dog can ride on top without falling off (he loves it) It's incredibly light (29lbs) and easy to lift and cartop long distances. It's nice to know that if I want to break it down I can.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 09:19
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Quest 155 Review Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 08:50

By Alan Koslowski
 
Introduction
I wanted a touring kayak that would also be efficient for recreational day paddling.  The Quest 155 seemed like a great option, especially for it's reasonable price.  I'm 5'9" 160 pds, so it's 15' 6" length and 24" beam seemed pretty suited for me; big and spacious enough for touring, but also reasonable for day paddling.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 09:07
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Portage and Kayaking in BWCA Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 August 2015 15:21

Greetings ALV, xt-yoke

My wife and I just returned from an eleven day BWCA kayaking trip.  The XT-17 and 15 performed flawlessly, and with the portage yokes I designed and built portaging was as comfortable as portaging ever gets (I'm attaching photos of the yokes).

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 15:34
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Lake Superior with XT-15 and XT-17 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 09:50

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Greetings Alv,

Both my wife and I have been enjoying the XT-17 and 15 that I purchased from you late summer 2014.  I find their paddling characteristics much to my liking.  The boats are fast enough to deal with some pretty nice composites and they are SEAWORTHY, more on that a bit later.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:32
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XT-17 Sea Trials Print E-mail
Monday, 16 June 2014 11:56

Alv,
I got the XT-17 and have been giving it some sea trials. Right out of the box, in tandem mode it is fasterxt-17-trials than my Current Designs Sirocco 16'10", a rotomolded brit form kayak with the same width and probably 2' less waterline.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 16:56
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Italian Quest Adventure Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 15:50

 

 I took my Quest 135 on a 3 day "Sottocosta" group rally around the Mediterranian islands of Ponza anditaly-quest Palmarola with about 70 sea kayaks, me with around 25 lb of camping gear. My first camping trip in it. Less bouncy laden in a chop although a bit wetter and not as good for surfing :-) Was in the lead group with normal sea kayaks (not racing kayaks) on the 4 nm crossing in a 2 foot chop back from Palmarola to Ponza on the last day. Many surprised faces and lots of comments about how fast it was. Definitely the boat and not me, though the wing paddle helped a bit :-). A wonderful kayak. Thank you again!

Simon  

 
New Zealand's Whanganui River Print E-mail
Monday, 14 November 2011 14:41
I had read about one of the world’s greatest and most scenic kayaking rivers: the Whanganui River that flows for part of its length through the wild and remote Whanganui National Park in the north island of New Zealand. I decided to attempt to kayak this river....
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Exploring Queensland Rivers Print E-mail
Monday, 14 November 2011 13:42

ADVENTURES IN A PUFFIN.
During a bicycling journey in 2005 from Vancouver to the Arctic Circle I spent quite some time cycling beside the Yukon River and was very envious of kayakers who paddled leisurely along with the current while I battled strong headwinds, freezing rain and sleet. We camped together

Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2011 14:34
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Hamlet's Ghost and a Puffin Print E-mail
Monday, 01 August 2011 10:01

Bill Longyard has made some unusual trips with his Puffin, like his adventure on the mud flats at the mouth of the Thames River that is included in this collection of Puffin stories. Here is another:

Hamlet’s Ghost Beckons


    In the summer of 2009 I set out to do something I had wanted to do for twenty years-  paddle from Helsingborg, Sweden to Helsingør, Denmark across the Öresund, a stretch of water only two miles wide at this neck between the two countries, but at times made wickedly turbulent by opposing tides, water currents, and sub-Arctic winds.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 August 2011 15:05
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Bird Adventure in Maine Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 September 2010 14:10
ospreyAgain, Pakboat kayaks proved worthy and convenient on our Bar Harbor, Maine trip. Imagine carrying 2 kayaks, 2 bicycles, plus our bags within the confines of a Ford Escort.
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