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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:50 am 
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Just saying hello to all the Long Haul users. We are ready to paddle our first Long Haul Mark II. Pictures, impressions and video will follow.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:57 pm 
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How'd it go? Pictures?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:46 am 
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This is the story of the first 76.4 miles water journey paddling and sailing our new Long Haul Mark II Commando folding kayak in the beautiful and quite challenging Everglades National Park. The boat holds well in the surf and open water and it has an amazing 900 lbs payload. We combined paddling and sailing with a BSD 36' HP Sport sail. The marriage between the Mark II and the BSD is ideal. Enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/35050722

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:11 am 
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Hi you guys!

Wow, that was a really great video. When I started I didn't think I would sit through the whole thing but it really went quickly and I enjoyed it tremendously. A great little adventure without any harrowing experiences - really encouraging to folks like me that dream of sailing for days on end but can seldom get out for more than a few hours at a time. Thanks!

A couple questions...

It looks like you guys had quite the load of gear. I'm guessing those Long Haul openings in the top of the hull were pretty convenient for packing. Do you have them both forward and aft?

Did you ever consider breaking down the sail of those windless days?

It seems like you really enjoyed the sailing when you could. Did you record your top speed with all that gear? Any thoughts you'd like to share about the Bahlog rig?

Again, I really enjoyed this and would love to hear more about your journey and how you liked your new boat.

Thanks,

Dennis

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:20 pm 
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DLee wrote:
Hi you guys!

Wow, that was a really great video. When I started I didn't think I would sit through the whole thing but it really went quickly and I enjoyed it tremendously. A great little adventure without any harrowing experiences - really encouraging to folks like me that dream of sailing for days on end but can seldom get out for more than a few hours at a time. Thanks!

A couple questions...

It looks like you guys had quite the load of gear. I'm guessing those Long Haul openings in the top of the hull were pretty convenient for packing. Do you have them both forward and aft?

Did you ever consider breaking down the sail of those windless days?

It seems like you really enjoyed the sailing when you could. Did you record your top speed with all that gear? Any thoughts you'd like to share about the Bahlog rig?

Again, I really enjoyed this and would love to hear more about your journey and how you liked your new boat.

Thanks,

Dennis


Hi Dennis,

We had quite a bit of gear, starting with 60 litres of fresh water, 5 litres of beer, 4 litres of red bull and 1 litre of wine. We were more of a tanker than a passenger ship..:) The boat is rated to 900 lbs. payload.

Yes, we have "deck openings" forward and aft. They were extremely helpful, especially when loading and unloading the boat in the surf (even more so at night!) We were concerned with leaks but the boat held well, no leaks through the zippers.

Yes, we could have taken the sail (the entire rig) down but the wind could start, or shift, anytime and we would have lost time. Being fully loaded under the deck and on the deck, we really didn't have much room to fold/store the sail. We took the sail down only when we approached the shore and we were preparing to land to slow down and stabilize the boat.

I wish we had stronger winds..:) The boat handles well the sail and sailing seems addictive. I am not sure about the actual speed but we sailed a little more than 7 miles in 70 minutes. We are actually considering adding a second sail. I told you sailing is addictive.

The BSD sail/rig, although not the cheapest option, seems to meet the challenge. It feels strong and reliable and we will try to push it to its limits next time (read heavy surf and wind)

If you have any additional questions, I'll be very happy to answer them.

regards,

dn

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:44 pm 
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Very nice video! And great looking kayak setup. Tx for posting.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:50 pm 
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MoeJoe wrote:
Very nice video! And great looking kayak setup. Tx for posting.


Thank you.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:00 am 
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Hey Doi, I've asked some question about your sail rig over in the sailing section... probably a more appropriate thread area when the forum gets busy again...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:30 pm 
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DLee wrote:
Hey Doi, I've asked some question about your sail rig over in the sailing section... probably a more appropriate thread area when the forum gets busy again...

D


Hi,

What's the question? I couldn't find it.

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:12 am 
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Far, far better than most television episodes -

Had a great time on the Maiden Voyage with you.

Nice boat and gear; and a great crew!

Thank you -

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:36 am 
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kenton wrote:
Far, far better than most television episodes -

Had a great time on the Maiden Voyage with you.

Nice boat and gear; and a great crew!

Thank you -


It is a great boat, indeed. We can't wait to be on the water again!

Thank you for your encouraging words!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:48 pm 
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Doi, I posted a question in the sailing threads... go to Board index; Accessories, Sailing... you'll see it there, just a little down from this Long Haul section.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:05 am 
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DLee wrote:
Doi, I posted a question in the sailing threads... go to Board index; Accessories, Sailing... you'll see it there, just a little down from this Long Haul section.

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well, what's the question?

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