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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2015, 12:25:27 PM »
I really enjoy the Levity's canyon trips. I had not seen several of them :D It's nice having them in one place .

Can't leave out Bart De Zwart. That guy is awesome. Sleeping at sea? He does trips that few people do solo in any craft at all.

French Polynesian Solo Crossing


Solo around Maui


Greenland on iSup
http://www.supracer.com/bart-de-zwart-greenland-adventure/


I bet he has more.

On iSup - I think I'll be bringing a Clamseal when I go "out" a bit on my board - http://www.amazon.com/Barton-Marine-60001-ClamSeal-Inflatable/dp/B004VSVPB0 

On the very first video, in Alaska, the guy gets a hole about 5 minutes into the video - stuff happens.

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2015, 11:02:25 PM »
Double post
« Last Edit: May 07, 2015, 11:11:23 PM by deepmud »

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2015, 05:49:33 AM »
I actually find SUP to be near-perfect for long distance paddling, including multi-day excursions.
Generally speaking, a SUP board will be lighter than a sea kayak.

A French woman paddled from Marseille to Rome - solo.
She then proceeded to paddle in the Canary Islands.
I know of quite a few people who are using their SUP for touring.
It seems as though the market for touring has not yet reached its peak though - and far from it.

Perhaps there is just too little money to advertise such excursions - so we just don't hear much about them, even though they are very present.
(I personally love multi-day trips on my SUP)

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2015, 07:53:13 AM »
I actually find SUP to be near-perfect for long distance paddling, including multi-day excursions.
Generally speaking, a SUP board will be lighter than a sea kayak.

A French woman paddled from Marseille to Rome - solo.
She then proceeded to paddle in the Canary Islands.
I know of quite a few people who are using their SUP for touring.
It seems as though the market for touring has not yet reached its peak though - and far from it.

Perhaps there is just too little money to advertise such excursions - so we just don't hear much about them, even though they are very present.
(I personally love multi-day trips on my SUP)

I definitely agree the market has yet to hit it's peak for Touring. Especially inland. Touring boards are still evolving as well with more companies starting to include serious long distance/expedition models in their lineups. I like what outfits such as Boardworks (Great Bear), Lakeshore paddle board company (River Rover), and Tahoe (Tallac & Zephyr) have done by including boards that are specifically designed for long distance paddling with multiple inserts and load bearing capacity in mind. I was looking forward to checking out Starboards inclusion into this market, but they pulled the expedition model for this year. It was the same or similar to what Bart de Swart was using for his latest expeditions. The new Touring models from SB look good but the 14' doesn't seem to have that much volume. At least on paper.

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2015, 08:47:19 AM »
Hey Deepmud...
   Thanks for this thread and consolidating all these great tours in one place. i hadn't seen this when I posted my Owyhee trip report, so Thanx for including it. I enjoy your Alaska photos , as that is a part of the world I have yet to explore... keep 'em coming!
   As far as boards for touring, I'm sure we'll see more options very soon. I built a 14' Kaholo a couple years ago and inserted leash plugs in the deck for my tie downs, works great. I weigh about 180 and carried about 60lbs of gear on my recent trip, with 15lbs of that being 2 gals water. This seemed like max capacity for my board. Talked my traveling partner into buying a 14' x 6" thick ULI (based on zoner recommendations) and we added a dozen glue on d-rings along the rails to accommodate gear...this is the ticket! Board handled great and seemed tough to overload...I hope to get one in the future, if Capobeachboy will swing me a deal  ;)    Cheers, Chuck

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2015, 01:51:23 PM »
Hey Deepmud...
   Thanks for this thread and consolidating all these great tours in one place. i hadn't seen this when I posted my Owyhee trip report, so Thanx for including it. I enjoy your Alaska photos , as that is a part of the world I have yet to explore... keep 'em coming!
   As far as boards for touring, I'm sure we'll see more options very soon. I built a 14' Kaholo a couple years ago and inserted leash plugs in the deck for my tie downs, works great. I weigh about 180 and carried about 60lbs of gear on my recent trip, with 15lbs of that being 2 gals water. This seemed like max capacity for my board. Talked my traveling partner into buying a 14' x 6" thick ULI (based on zoner recommendations) and we added a dozen glue on d-rings along the rails to accommodate gear...this is the ticket! Board handled great and seemed tough to overload...I hope to get one in the future, if Capobeachboy will swing me a deal  ;)    Cheers, Chuck

Your wooden board is beautiful. Reminds me of the Pygmy brand wooden kayak kits.

Where did you go for glue-on D-rings? They are rather expensive - the best price I've found is Tower.

 http://www.towerpaddleboards.com/D-ring-attachment-for-iSUP-p/acc-inf-dring.htm

At 4 bucks plus shipping each, just 4 of them for basic tie-down is about $30 with shipping. I got 4 for a kayak seat my wife bought me - I should have spent $50 :(

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2015, 03:48:31 PM »
Thanx Deepmud...It's built from a Chesapeake Light Craft kit... they make a lot of kayak kits as well.
My bud bought them direct from ULi and yeah, wow, they were expensive. Sounds like you found a good source as they are twice that at NRS, which has a nice selection, and were the cheapest ones I found.

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2015, 03:45:17 AM »
Adding OnionMan's 6-day trip on the Missouri
Good advice on packing and new questions about critters chewing your Isup while you sleep (eek!!)


http://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,28143.msg295694.html#msg295694

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2015, 08:28:30 AM »
An epic trip circumnavigating Lake Superior that I picked up from the Advocacy section here on the zone. Pictures and video from the entire trip are on the Facebook link.

http://www.wdio.com/article/stories/S3866262.shtml?cat=10335

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/3807253-munch-completes-epic-stand-paddleboard-journey-around-lake-superior

https://www.facebook.com/more.asuperioradventure


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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2016, 11:25:54 PM »
http://www.salmonbaypaddle.com

Found this....... Looks good. Overnight guided trips in Puget Sound and comes with gear like wetsuit as well as the board.

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2016, 10:24:12 PM »

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2016, 10:38:01 PM »
We had this guy paddle past gisborne a few weeks back.....he paddled from Cape Palliser at the bottom of the East Coast North Island to East Cape to protest against seabed mining........funny vid once you get past the first minute or so :)


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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2016, 05:42:18 AM »
This guy is a veteran who is paddling from Texas to New York City. He's doing this right now! It'll be a world record paddle.



https://www.facebook.com/veteranvoyage360/

He's got a terrific story and is being sponsored by Bote.

http://www.veteranvoyage360.com
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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2016, 11:03:37 PM »
http://www.northamericanpaddle.com
Ketchikan to Mexico.... In 5 months?  ???

Should be fun to watch.