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  1. Hello, I know I paddle 2-2.5 miles per hour, but how fast could an elite kayaker paddle one mile in near-flatwater conditions? I need this info today, if possible. The Crossfit Games is the Olympics of that "sport" of fitness. Only 30 women in the whole world make it to the Games, and one of them is from Maine. This year the first event is ... you guessed it, a 3 mile kayak (and a one-mile swim). Her coaches reached out to me for this information: How long should it take a Very Fit person to kayak 1 mile? 3 miles? It will help her in her quest to win this worldwide competition. Thank you so much! I know this is odd
  2. This was truly an education, thank you all for your input and knowledge! I have a lot to think about and some good options to try out.
  3. I don't understand the pros/cons of composite (aside from price), but I'm able to pay for a boat under $5,000 (although I may have to save it up over a few months - it would be nice to know which boat to save for). I'm loving the idea of the Tarantella after watching some videos and reading up on her. I'll give er a try down in Portland in a week or two. Thanks, all!
  4. Hi! I have a very stable 16' Boreal Designs Sedna sea kayak. She's a bit slow and heavy. About me: 33 year old woman, 5-foot-7, 150-160lbs. I've been around Casco Bay and Stonington for many an overnight camping trip, and I take most of Portland Paddle's classes ... I'm new, but pretty competent. Ideally in a few years, I'll do the whole Maine coast. About my future kayak: Will go on camping trips and have the storage to hold my stuff Will be pretty fast Will be pretty stable Will be 16+ feet long Ideally will have a rudder Ideally I can drag it across some rocks without breaking the boat (and strap it down to my roof aggressively without breaking it) Ideally it wouldn't be too heavy (my current one is 55-60lb) I'm open to used boats. I'd love any advice about what makes/models might work well for me. My email is [email protected] if that's helpful. Thank you all!
  5. Hello, I'd like to print my own charts. I read the archives here and wonder if it's even still possible? If so, would someone mind writing down instructions? I'm pretty tech savvy, but struggled to do this last summer. Thanks!
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