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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: First kayak!  (Read 629 times)

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Kiriesh

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Hey guys, figured I'd share. Picked up an older (I believe 08) tarpon 120 off Craigslist about a month back now. Took it out for the second time this weekend, and first time paddling it in salt water. It may not be much, but for a college student on a budget its amazing to me. (No pictures on the water, gopro had a misformated SD card I forgot to check until I was already out on the water...). I can already see my paychecks going out before they come in with this new hobby...




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Right on. Make sure to check all the safety information on here, and bring the necessary gear and dress for immersion. The salt can be unforgiving!

This ^^^.....also congrats !!!  be safe ,have fun  :smt006


Kiriesh

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Thanks guys. I got the basics (PFD, water, whistle, buddy, wetsuit) but quickly discovering what I'm lacking. I think next purchase will include a saltwater knife (I only need to make the mistake of taking my decent spare folding once into salt water to learn that lesson) and a VHF wouldn't hurt.


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Thanks guys. I got the basics (PFD, water, whistle, buddy, wetsuit) but quickly discovering what I'm lacking. I think next purchase will include a saltwater knife (I only need to make the mistake of taking my decent spare folding once into salt water to learn that lesson) and a VHF wouldn't hurt.

VHF is a necessity, IMHO...
It's all in the mind...


Kiriesh

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VHF is a necessity, IMHO...

It's on my shortlist, but my SO's father who I went out with and plan on going out with (he has the mango malibu kayaks x-factor) has one so we aren't completely without.