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6/01/2020 11:10 am  #1


Tip for single carry in Solo boat

I have done a couple solos over the last few years. Always double carried. Seems like center mounted seat always interferes with the top of my pack. Is there any other solution except to reduce height of my pack (ie empty the top pouch,  and  / or lengthen shoulder straps to lower the pack on my shoulders? 3.3 K walking vs 10K into Linda seems like worth asking the question. 
thanks in advance.

 

6/01/2020 11:28 am  #2


Re: Tip for single carry in Solo boat

If you plan to do a lot of solo trips look into a canoe pack

https://shop.algonquinoutfitters.com/algonquin-outfitters-large-ballistic-canoe-pack.html?id=48951341

I’ve had that model since the 90’s and it’s held up to a lot of abuse. It sits low so you can carry the canoe more easily.

Emptying your top pouch will work too but I think you would like a canoe pack.

 

6/01/2020 3:35 pm  #3


Re: Tip for single carry in Solo boat

thanks. You correctly assumed I have a 'tall' backpacking style pack. Good to know that I wasn't just missing some technical workaround related to yoke placement or other. 
That's why this forum is so damn useful.
Pete

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6/04/2020 2:38 pm  #4


Re: Tip for single carry in Solo boat

Some yoke pads are better at giving extra clearance than others. Flat pad attached to yoke by velcro, the one you will probably get at the outfitters, will give almost nothing while Minnesota-style block-style pads will add 3 to 4 inches.

 

6/09/2020 10:28 am  #5


Re: Tip for single carry in Solo boat

Jdbonney wrote:

If you plan to do a lot of solo trips look into a canoe pack

https://shop.algonquinoutfitters.com/algonquin-outfitters-large-ballistic-canoe-pack.html?id=48951341

I’ve had that model since the 90’s and it’s held up to a lot of abuse. It sits low so you can carry the canoe more easily.

Emptying your top pouch will work too but I think you would like a canoe pack.

Thanks @jdbonney, I just placed an order for one. It was time to replace the old pack!
Cheers

 

6/09/2020 12:26 pm  #6


Re: Tip for single carry in Solo boat

You’ll like it. I got it when I was working for AO back then. I figured if it was good enough to survive all the abuse of a rental fleet it would be good enough for me. 20 years later and it’s still holding up well.

 

6/20/2020 12:01 am  #7


Re: Tip for single carry in Solo boat

I found it takes some fiddling with the way and how much you pack, no matter what type of pack you use.  After much playing around, I've found the perfect spot where the yolk rests on the straps wedged between the pack and my shoulders.

My secret is to attach a smaller waterproof bag with my down and sleeping gear to the back of my pack and when the volume of food goes down, that bag ends up in the main compartment.

 

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