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kayak shopping and the cornell art tour

Kayak: So since I love the water so much, and am kayakless right now.. I am thinking of getting this, the Sally.
inflatable, and goes on class V rapids. Eskimo roll-able.

Cornell Gallery Art tour: Yesterday Andy and I went on a gallery tour which included D Berman, Gallery Lombardi, Women and their work, and more I can't remember. It was quite cool.. some works made me scoff, while others humbled me. A duck bus took us from gallery to gallery.

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desfontaines
Sep. 27th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
You're kayakless? What happened to the inflatable one you had? I must have missed something...
ripresa
Sep. 27th, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
i returned it since it was too stable and bulky.. didn't track straight.

as for december.. there's a chance that we may be visiting andy's family in arkansas instead! :(
desfontaines
Sep. 27th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
Hadn't realized that -- good to know about the other inflatable.

Sad to hear you may not be around Houston, as previously thought. :(
dnivie
Sep. 27th, 2007 06:01 am (UTC)
Maths
The kayak looks like fun. I'd worry that an inflatable probably gets broken in whitewater-conditions much more easily than a rigid one. On the other hand you can't beat the storage and transport advantages.

The company making these employ broken maths btw. They claim the Sally is backpackable, and that it is 2.5 cubic feet, or 0.65 cubic meters. my backpack is 70 litres, I was trying to imagine backpacking something almost 10 times the volume, 650 litres, when I noticed that they'd converted from cubic feet to cubic metres by dividing by the factor foot/metre rather than (foot/metre)^3, which makes rather a lot of difference.

2.5 cubic feet ain't 0.65 cubic metres, it is 0.07 cubic metres, or about as big as a normal adult backpack. So I guess the thing is backpackable afterall -- that is a cool advantage. :-)
ripresa
Sep. 27th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Maths
it's suppose to not.. and it's rated for class V rapids...

*hugs*
kayakman
Sep. 27th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
now THAT is a serious boat...
dang that made ME want one too!

I have several kayaks now, and a decent two man inflateable...

but that one ROCKS>

tim mcDD has anew high performance sevlor that is pretty nice. I was playing in the hole and wave at RioVista last thursday night and it's VERY stable. but you can't roll it...

I can ROLL that boat...

mojo
ripresa
Sep. 27th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
Re: now THAT is a serious boat...
mmmmmmm.. yeah, me want that kayak.

how many kayaks do you have? what kinds??
kayakman
Sep. 27th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
Re: now THAT is a serious boat...
I have a Prijon Canyon serious whitewater kayak.

I have an Aire two man inflateable like they rent at Rockin R

Dagger sea kayak

several canoes
several rafts ( big whitewater )
several Avon inflateable power boats (motors)
achilles small two man dingy for sailboats

uhh... lesseee...

yep that's about it...
ripresa
Sep. 27th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
Re: now THAT is a serious boat...
oh my goodness. you must have spent thousands of dollars on your boats.
kayakman
Sep. 27th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
Re: now THAT is a serious boat...
I think so...

but several were gifts...

some were trades...

i USE my boats quite a bit..

not all at once mind you...
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