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Old 09-13-2008, 11:29 AM
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Since I live close to 2 major rivers ( the Arkansas and the Verdigris ) I started exploring the BOK option. I figured that approx. 1 Million people trying to escape a city would equate to a serious traffic jam and so I needed to explore other options. Here's what I came up with.

We have several SOT ( sit-on-top ) kayaks that we use for fishing locally. They can be converted from fishing rig to BOK in just a few minutes. The first picture is of a basic SOT kayak without a good seat. You can paddle it AS IS but a comfortable seat is money WELL SPENT. Next you add a paddle ( get the best you can afford ) and a PFD. NOTE: get a PFD that is built specifically for kayaking as the other PFD's will NOT be comfortable. The last thing you want is to fight your PFD. Odds are you wouldn't wear it!

Dry bags are crucial as they keep important gear dry i.e. sleeping bags, tents, clothes, cameras, radios etc. NOTE: you can use them to collect rainwater and store it. You can use them for floatation bags when running rapids. I also bought a couple of special purpose dry bags for my GPS and HAM radio. And yes, I have the option of putting a 2 Meter antenna on my kayak to extend the range of my radio. The navigation light is a basic light/ strobe that I attached to a PVC sprinkler pipe with an threaded adapter bored out to fit the diameter of the light. I use a headlamp for when I need light to work in the cockpit. Almost everything from the paddle to the PFD is attached to the kayak with paracord and Scotty plastic keyrings.

With everything in the pictures I can travel for a week or more. My wifes kayak is used to transport her personal gear plus a cooler in the back cargo area if we desire fresh food. It can double as an optional storage container, live well or extra water tank. Don't settle on an item so specific that it has only one purpose. As an example, we use our paddles for ridge poles to help spread out our tarp.

Built into the kayak right behind the seat are 2 flush mounted rod holders. We also mounted a Scotty swivel mount rod holder in the front cockpit so we can troll while we paddle. The front hatch is big enough to store a Ruger 10/22. I usually put the heavy/dense items in there to help balance my kayak so it's easier to paddle.

Up above the bow hatch I added an extra bungie cord to hold my Boundary 35 pack holding my 10 essentials, spare rod and extra rope. Doing this, it also helps keep the bow hatch well secured.

Enjoy the pics and look forward to hearing your comments.
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Very Nice!! Pathfinder-ENE has a similar setup, I'd say send him a PM about it but he was trolled off the boards

Looks like a well thought out setup
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Sweet. You have a great set up. One suggestion for bugging out though, I did not see a backpack or carry bag in case you have to leave the river route.

Looks great though. Makes me kinda jealous...
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Highlander, the bags I use such as the Boundary 35 and Boundary 70 are made with built-in padded shoulder straps and waist belts. I thought of that and decided to buy these models rather than the Cabela's or Bass Pro models. I've used most of the brands of dry bags on the market as I guided canoe and fishing trips to the BWCA and Quetico for several years. I know which ones hold up and can handle use and abuse. Thanks
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Highlander, the bags I use such as the Boundary 35 and Boundary 70 are made with built-in padded shoulder straps and waist belts. I thought of that and decided to buy these models rather than the Cabela's or Bass Pro models. I've used most of the brands of dry bags on the market as I guided canoe and fishing trips to the BWCA and Quetico for several years. I know which ones hold up and can handle use and abuse. Thanks
I thought that was odd to overlook something simple like that. Isn't it always the little things that cause you the BIG problems.....
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:59 PM
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Amen to that!
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I have a similar set up, and we are in the same AO.
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Very cool setup!
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Wow what a slick set up!
Very capable but inconspicuous, I like it.
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:48 AM
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Hey TENNGRIZZ, feel like posting pics of your set-up? If you see us paddling down the river with all our gear... feel free to join us.
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Very cool set up. Have you developed a travel plan of some sort? I mean, would you paddle a couple of miles down the river or all the way to the ocean? My reason for asking is that rivers generally take you through highly populated cities sooner or later so I imagine that you would want to avoid that scenario.
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Thanks Bushpuukko, superb pics, this topic interests me a lot, I'm looking to get a inflatable kayak! Have you doubled it for use as roof cover before, on land? Too true that something so large has more than one use. Also you mention rightly about the potential traffic nightmare, but is that kayak only transportable on or in your vehicle? Is it portable on the walking person? Regards and thanks again.
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Will post pics,sometime in oct. I am currently back from over seas and we are in process of moving into new house we just bought.
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Well...how you would like to come and set up my kayak lol. Defently a great idea. I have a similar set up I guess you could say. I've been working on figuring ways to get my backpack into my kayak. I have to remove gear and place it in various places of the kayak for stability, so when I land I have to remove all gear and put it back into my pack.

I like the idea that my kayak isn't to heavy, and that i can carry it with me. Though I will admit portaging the thing does get tiring fast, especailly while carring a backpack as well.

Arrexian a blow up kayak is a great thing. I had oen for a while (it blew up on me), and used it when I was backpacking and knew I'd be in areas with lakes or rivers. I don't recommend them for rapids (least not the kind i had). They take a while to blow up so if you can manage to carry a hand pump that will help. And make sure you can attach your paddle to your pack.

Now while I always tell peole to wear a PFD (personal flotation device), you will find that it's pretty hard to do so while backpacking. My PFD I got from Gander Mountain, and it's more of a fishing vest then your standard PFD. It works great for keeping me afloat, has pockets for gear, alows me amble movement when worn, and keeps me very WARM when zipped up. So I just wear mine while backpacking as a kind of vest.

You might look funny, but since when did it matter how you look in the outdoors. The dirtier, funkier you look, the kewler you are to me.

Thanks again for sharing this with us, defently kewl. How do you like the sit on top kayaks versus the standard eskimo type kayaks? (which is what i have).
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I have a kayak and a large canoe... have thought of the same issues... the only one is the river is 15 miles from here and that would a long drag...
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I specifically went with the sit-on-top because I did NOT want to have a bunch of loose items to gather up and stuff into a pack. Plus, on some of the smaller rivers I fish, there is a lot of "get in, get out" due to downed trees and if I want to stop and fish I can sit side saddle very easily so I can drift slowly. The wife and I always kayak together and help each other across any portage we encounter. My PFD takes the "bite" out of heavy pack straps, that's why I wear it portaging. I hardly notice I'm wearing it... even when its 90-100F. POINT: if I was paddling the ocean, I would much prefer a regular kayak with a cockpit cover. I find they paddle better and ship less water. As it is, the sit-on-top allows me to get on and off quickly. As for a route, I'm flexible. They sit low enough that I could slip through a town at night with little trouble. Fortunately, the Arkansas isn't all that deep and has lots of shallow riffles and sand bars. The Verdigris is a commercial barge channel and can be dangerous paddling during barge traffic. Not to mention the Locks and Dams I'd have to negotiate. Both have plenty of secluded pull-outs and if necessary I can park it on a sand bar so I can see who and whats approaching me easier. Hopefully I answered most of the posted questions, if not let me know. Here are a few pics of the same kayak rigged for fishing. Enjoy.
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Sweet. I like the PV panel. You could hook up a little trolling motor to the battery and go a LONG ways with this setup. LOL

I am looking into that now.

Here is a vid of me on the creek. It shows my canoe. Haven't tricked it out. Just big enough to hold my family and our basic gear.
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Very nice setup.
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Man, thanks a million you guys, we got two SOTs as wedding presents, and I have been putting off rigging them as I work on the cabin, you've given me a ton of great ideas for when I get started, love the idea of having a live well in the storage bay.

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your set up is NICE!!
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