Does anyone know that the options are for a push pole for an L4Expedition?
Very dump question. When you use the power pole, how to you make sure the wind and current don't push the kayak around?I built a Mangrove carbon fiber push pole that I use with my canoe. I added a Stiffy two piece connection kit so I can break it down and carry it on my roof rack with the boat. I know most prefer a short push pole on a paddlecraft, but mine is about 18'. Breaks down small enough to fit in the canoe when I get in tight spots, but it's much more efficient when actually poling.
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On a bigger boat you get 2 power polesVery dump question. When you use the power pole, how to you make sure the wind and current don't push the kayak around?
I shaped it from a buttonwood fork.Tailer, like that mud foot, wher'd ya get it ?
You can use your push pole to position the boat. I stake out first and then swing the boat into position and drop the power pole like below.Very dump question. When you use the power pole, how to you make sure the wind and current don't push the kayak around?
@Tailer - be careful! That dude at 3:00 is sketchy looking. I think he has bad intentions.
I edited your photo in Adobe because it was screaming “black and white” to me. Nice shot.I use a ~4' dock line with a loop in both ends. One end is secured to the boat (I use the seat in my canoe) and the other end I figure-eight around the push pole foot. You can see the setup in the pic below, taken while waiting on the tide in Biscayne Bay this weekend.
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Yes it will work for that purpose... I do it all the time in the canoe when crossing channels, its not very efficient but works. I do carry a paddle also though for making distance while sitting on my cooler or traversing mangrove tunnels and creeks.So, I picked up the L4Expedition and a 19 ft push pole. One last question. Can I use the push pole as a paddle for very short distances? I'm wondering if I can cross 50' wide channels just using the pole.
Then I wouldn't need to lug a paddle along as well.