Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
January 18, 2018, 11:35:39 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Recent Topics

[Today at 11:26:38 PM]

[Today at 11:16:37 PM]

[Today at 11:04:02 PM]

[Today at 10:47:39 PM]

[Today at 10:45:55 PM]

[Today at 10:42:30 PM]

[Today at 10:35:20 PM]

[Today at 10:34:10 PM]

[Today at 10:30:56 PM]

[Today at 10:26:15 PM]

[Today at 10:25:11 PM]

[Today at 10:03:18 PM]

[Today at 09:57:19 PM]

by achu
[Today at 08:31:23 PM]

[Today at 08:22:41 PM]

[Today at 08:06:17 PM]

[Today at 07:54:27 PM]

[Today at 07:20:27 PM]

[Today at 06:24:53 PM]

[Today at 06:24:36 PM]

[Today at 06:24:18 PM]

[Today at 06:24:00 PM]

[Today at 05:55:42 PM]

[Today at 03:37:15 PM]

[Today at 03:34:30 PM]

[Today at 02:49:14 PM]

[Today at 01:54:12 PM]

Support NCKA

Support the site by making a donation.

2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: First kayak!  (Read 498 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Kiriesh

  • Sand Dab
  • **
  • View Profile
  • Location: Menlo Park
  • Date Registered: May 2016
  • Posts: 22
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...




VK

  • Guest
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

  • Sand Dab
  • **
  • View Profile
  • Location: Menlo Park
  • Date Registered: May 2016
  • Posts: 22
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.


NowhereMan

  • Sea Lion
  • ****
  • 44.5" and 38.55 pounds
  • View Profile YouTube Channel
  • Location: Los Gatos Mountains
  • Date Registered: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 4558
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...
I'm an ordinary guy, 'cept I can fly
And sometimes I'm invisible


Kiriesh

  • Sand Dab
  • **
  • View Profile
  • Location: Menlo Park
  • Date Registered: May 2016
  • Posts: 22

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.


 

anything