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I am a complete newbie to kayaking, I will be in lewes de the entire first week of august and am considering renting a kayak to try in either the de bay (henlopen state park near the fishing Peir) or rebobeth bay. I wouldn't be fishing just trying to get my bearings and feel of a kayak. How

 

hard is it? I would be in calm waters launching from shore. any thing speciAl I should know ahead of time?

 

Any information would be greatly appreciated

 

thanks

 

jeff

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View PostI am a complete newbie to kayaking, I will be in lewes de the entire first week of august and am considering renting a kayak to try in either the de bay (henlopen state park near the fishing Peir) or rebobeth bay. I wouldn't be fishing just trying to get my bearings and feel of a kayak. How

hard is it? I would be in calm waters launching from shore. any thing speciAl I should know ahead of time?

 

Any information would be greatly appreciated

 

thanks

 

jeff

 

 

very easy ... sot (sit on top) kayaks are easier getting in and out of. They are generally very stable and you'll feel comfortable in minutes. I've never been to the areas you mentioned so I have no idea of the boat traffic but that would probably be your biggest danger. Stay in the shallower water away from any traffic and you'll have a blast.

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The first time you go in a kayak it may be a little freaky but you are safe it is easy to do it may just take a few minutes to be comfy in it.

 

Give it a try...

 

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Just remember to point your kayak directly towards any boat wakes that may come your way; the yak will ride over them easily.

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The first time i was in a yak I almost fell overboard ! I thought I had made a huge and costly mistake.cwm31.gif I just came back from the lake 10 minutes ago and now i can't believe how incredibly stable and fun my yak is. biggrin.gif

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Sure you'll be hooked and hooking fish in no time,

 

First time, just take it slow and use common sense,

 

Keep close to shore, away from traffic and inlets,

 

Most rentals are very stable recrational kayaks, so you'll be fine stability wise.

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I appreciate the information. I was definately going w/ a sit on top, I am really

 

excited and want to work toward kayaking bait out in the ocean for sharking from shore. That is several trips and about a year away though.

 

Thanks again

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Make sure you wear your pfd and try to go with a buddy. Have fun and good luck. Once you try it you will catch the bug. Kayak fishing is tons of fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Tight lines,

Seabasstard

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Get some experience on flat water (bays, lakes) before you even think about the ocean. Every early summer there is usually a surf launch seminar given by some of the old hands from here. It's well worth attending.

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