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Re: Mac, You Silly Goose!
Posted by LeeL on May 12, 2004
I've been reading the messages in this thread and I guess I'm doing it wrong. I place the kayak in about six inches of water and place the paddle across the back of the cockpit. I then grasp the coaming and paddle and face the bow, placing the closest foot on the centerline as far forward as possible and sliding it forward as I place my butt in the seat and then bringing the trailing leg in. The paddle doesn't support the kayak but acts similar to a kickstand on a bicycle. Getting out I reverse the process and put the first leg on the ground and then bring the paddle to a verticle position next to the yak and use it for stability as I raise into a standing position.
I started this when I had a kayak with a small cockpit about 16 years ago and thus I'll keep doing it wrong.........:-)))
In Response to: Mac, You Silly Goose! by Kurt Maurer on May 12, 2004