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Stroke Dive Kayak
Bonnie427 - 11/27/2013 6:49 PM
Category: General
Replies: 4

Anyone ever heard of this company? Or know how well these kayaks work? I like the concept, but not if it’s a piece of junk. Scroll down to 2nd item from bottom. (Dive Kayak)
LatitudeAdjustment - 11/28/2013 4:23 AM
I like that built in boarding ladder :) Getting back into my dingy is a PIA, I dove from a canoe once, after you got into the water it was your SMB, there was no getting back in without beaching the canoe.

Agojo - 11/28/2013 11:39 AM
I would have liked to watched trying to get back into a canoe.
LatitudeAdjustment - 11/28/2013 12:33 PM
From Agojo: I would have liked to watched trying to get back into a canoe.

Lucky for us this was before YouTube, a dive shop on NY’s Lake George had told us about a wreck which we never found. We tried getting the gear back in first, had to break the kit down first while in the water, try treading water while holding a tank over your head! We got the gear in in pieces but then almost sent all to the bottom trying to board ourselves. Even tried the choregraphed one on each side but that didn’t go well. Gave up and pushed the canoe to shore all the while in sight of a tour boat. I’m sure it’s captain was hanging around for the entertainment :)

On a more related note, there was a local diver using an inflated dive kayak, his only complaint was that it was like a cork and without a keel blew wherever the wind wanted it.
Bonnie427 - 11/28/2013 6:47 PM
Looks like he stole the idea from this overseas company. Looks like same exact thing to me.