Adventures with anrkst.

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    Decided to take my orange furball for some kayaking, mom got too far away, he got out to go check on her, wear your pfd folks. :)
     
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    @Allen Morrison There's your sheath on the right hand side of my pack. Told you there would be mud and funky water. ;)
     
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    That’s a nice looking canoe great thread! Got any details on the canoe?
     
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    It's an Old Town "Next". Around 55 lbs. About 13.5 ft long, nearly 3ft across the beam. It advertised as a kayak/canoe hybrid.
     
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    There's those beautiful clear waters I hold dear to my heart. :D

    Looks like a good time.
     
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    Thank you for posting! Thats a good friend you got there. :)
     
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    Thanks I will check it out
     
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    So, as evidenced by the above pics, my fur child is still young and impetuous. He loves water, loves to swim, and sometime gets out of the boat. :). The issue is picking 70lbs of wet squirming pup up to get him back in..without going for a swim yourself. I needed something....
     
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    A trip to the hardware store for some fittings and schedule 40 grade pvc. A second stop at a big box for some dock bumpers. And a few hours sawing, glueing, and screwing it all together. The bottom of the bumper/float is about 3" above the bottom of the keel. With me, dog, and whatever gear I have it should be on or very near the surface of the water.
    The pontoon sits out app 1 ft on each side so increasing the width to 4ft.
    I also have plenty of pipe left so I can easy increase the width if need be. I haven't gotten it painted or anything but I'm excited to try it out.
     
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    ^ how will this work?
     
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    Nice outriggers @anrkst6973 , thought about this myself for my kayak.
    They'll also allow you to stand up for fishing/spotting.
    How did you secure them to your boat?
     
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    Im absolutely loving all these adventure threads!!! Awesome pics sir!
     
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    The outriggers increase the width of the boat by a measured foot on each side, when the boat tilts the float gets to the water first. It would be near impossible for even a big ole bear like you to push that float under and make it stay. (Try pushing a basketball underwater and holding it below the surface. ;) ) The gunwale can't ever tip far enough to take on water.
     
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    I had a custom aluminum crossmember made to support the seat. I just tie to that on the bottom edge and on the stern thwart at the top. I had a coil of 1/4" nylon floating rope hanging in the shop so I used that.
     
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    With those screweyes looks like you could also attach some nylon webbing straps to go under the keel for further securement.
     
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    Or you can use paracord and string your caught fish off of it.
     
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    Yes, but stringging fish in gator country isn't a good idea.
     
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    Unless your fishing for gator
     
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    Not recommended in a canoe or kayak,
    Remember JAWS
    " I think we need a bigger boat"
     
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    Man kayaking is something I definitely want to get into someday! Love the info and adventures
     
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