SKOAC: Boat Repair and Outfitting

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  • Ken Rasmussen's Kayak Fit pages
    lots of instructions and pics

  • Patrick Maun's Kayak Outfitting Page
    one of SKOAC's own

  • Peter Veng-Pedersen's Create your own kayak portaging yoke
    yet another SKOAC-er
    Create your own kayak portaging yoke
    by Peter Veng-Pedersen at veng@uiowa.edu

    Peter's yoke installed in his kayakPeter carrying kayak using his yoke

    The yoke is available commercially for use in canoes. I just cut it shorter and screwed and wrapped on a nylon webbing in each end that holds 4 white shock cord nylon hooks (used commonly in kayaking):

    West Marine (part. no. 274548)

    Two hooks are pointing forward and two are pointing backward, and are fastened on the yoke to fit just INSIDE the cockpit combing. For holding the yoke in position I use 2 nylon cords each one fixed to a foot brace rail with a nylon 0-ring on the end of each cord:

    West Marine (part no. 283848)

    The O-rings snap on to the two front nylon hooks. Two looped shock cords attached inside the kayak hull behind my seat on the sides are snapped onto the two nylon hooks on the backside of the yoke, pulling backward (towards the stern) and down (into the hull) securing the yoke firmly in place.

    The whole thing attaches in few seconds. Note that the yoke does not need to be screwed on in any way. The whole thing is very stable and "comfortable" and will enable you to portage your kayak just as well as portaging a canoe of the same weight. Page not found – SKOAC Superior Kayak and Outdoor Adventure Club

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