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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:28 pm 
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Do any of you have experience in using a Mirage 14' among the Apostle Islands, or in Lake Superior?

My wife and I are planning a 25th anniversary doing that. However, the Park Rangers, and local kayak renters do not recommend it. Their concern is hypothermia. I can understand a kayak renter having a motivation to discourage if, but not a Park Ranger.

I'm high risk tolerant, my wife is not. I want to use this investment we have, plus, I like being up higher, not trapped in the kayak, and especially I enjoy pedaling as opposed to paddling. The Mirage does not tip easy, but apparently if it does, we could risk hypothermia, even with wet suits on? Also, aren't there skirts or protection we can purchase from Hobie to help with wave splash?I guess their concern is not just the splash, but if we DO go in. Someone bring me back to reality, or tell me you've done these islands in one, and just use caution.

I did see at least one or two on the forum that did the islands in one, and claims the advantage of the pedals and sail great them a great advantage over the sea kayakers. WHat about storage. It will have to be on top in front and or back, in dry bag, for our overnight gear. That been a problem for anyone?

Please educate me all!

DMF


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:09 pm 
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Proper preparation always goes a long way towards negating the amount of risk involved in any trip. You can't completely eliminate any danger, but you can greatly reduce it.


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