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Old June 21st, 2009, 12:01 PM   #1
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Anyone do it? I have a 15ft canoe but its just me and the dog. Unless I make some sort of seat or saddle for the middle it will be kind of awkward. Plus with the putting the seat in the widest part of the canoe is a little bit of a pain to paddle with a convential canoe paddle. I figure a kayak might be a better way to go, but I wanted to see if anyone had done this before.

I figure if I go with a kayak I'll need a tandem or a rec kayak. I'd prefer something I can seal up when I don't bring the dog.

BTW the dog is a border collie terrier mix about knee high 30-40 lbs.
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I have seen dog just sit right on kayaks its pretty funny. But I guess they are used to it and have great ballance.

I think you would need a 2 person that has dual openings vs one large. That way when ur alone you could seal up that area.

On the other hand you controling a 2 person rig may suck by urself?
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I have seen dog just sit right on kayaks its pretty funny. But I guess they are used to it and have great ballance.

I think you would need a 2 person that has dual openings vs one large. That way when ur alone you could seal up that area.

On the other hand you controling a 2 person rig may suck by urself?
True, but I'm betting it would be better than the long flat back canoe I have.
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Old June 21st, 2009, 01:21 PM   #4
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I take my dog out on my kayak all the time....now mind you she is a five month old jack russell(half the size of your dog), but she seems to like it. I even built a little platform out of pvc and a towel and mounted it in the front rigging. I'll have to get a pic and post it up
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