Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Activities > Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #61  
Old 29.09.2009, 22:39
ali_the_nomad's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 317
Groaned at 6 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 333 Times in 164 Posts
ali_the_nomad has a reputation beyond reputeali_the_nomad has a reputation beyond reputeali_the_nomad has a reputation beyond reputeali_the_nomad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

Looks like there's something starting up in Basel as well (I hope the mods don't mind the link to another (non-competing) forum).

Unless the other post I'm linking to is also from you.

http://www.canoepolo.com/forum/showthread.php?p=87640
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 22.11.2009, 12:43
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
melm has no particular reputation at present
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

Hello Kayakers,

We are gutted that we missed the meet up in June - would have loved to have joined as we have a 2 person sit on kayak, which we have yet to get onto Lake Zurich.

Unfortunetely though our kayak is about to be evicted from its current storage place and we are seeking somewhere new to store it. Last year we tried to contact the various boat/rowing clubs along the lake but had no success. Has anyone has any luck with trying to contact these places.

Otherwise, would anyone who is interested in kayaking be interested in swapping storing our kayak for free unliminated use of the kayak? It is a real family friendly craft with a little space for a child in the middle. It is in excellent condition and we have PFD's aswell.

http://www.kayaksandpaddles.co.uk/ca...mini-sport.htm

Kind Regards

Mel & Tom
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 02.05.2010, 13:51
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Zürich
Posts: 37
Groaned at 3 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
guitrchic has annoyed a few people around hereguitrchic has annoyed a few people around hereguitrchic has annoyed a few people around here
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

Hello there! we've just settled in Thalwil and are looking to get into kayaking in the lake. are you still interested to have a storage space? we have a storage room at our place, plus we are looking to do some kayaking too. let me know if you're still interested pls send me a private msg.

have a lovely weekend!
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 02.05.2010, 14:27
Longbyt's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: ZH
Posts: 8,111
Groaned at 57 Times in 53 Posts
Thanked 12,980 Times in 4,732 Posts
Longbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

It doesn't look as if Melm has been on-line much recently. The other posts are from November last year.

Hope you get yome kayaking done though when summer comes.
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 02.05.2010, 15:13
faber's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: ZG, Switzerland
Posts: 34
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
faber has earned some respectfaber has earned some respect
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

I would be interested as well but I am definitely at the beginner's level with only a few kayaking outings on Long Island under my belt.
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 02.05.2010, 23:23
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: basel
Posts: 2,358
Groaned at 24 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 2,426 Times in 1,164 Posts
biff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

It seems that there are at least three Basel based kayakers on this site. I kayak at the slalom site in Huningue ( using w/w boats hired from the centre or now, from the kayak shop that has moved into the new building next door. I also have a slalom boat , which I keep at the Huninge caoe club ( in the camoig ground) and use for paddling up into Basel and down again, for exercise. PLus I have a Feathercraft k1 lite, which I use for touring, either day trips ( eg: Lake KOnstanz to Shaffhaussen) or multi day trips ( the lake, to Basel, to Holland.... the Danube...... etc) I am happy to meet with people to paddle with either her in Basel, or in ZUrich/ elsewhere for a day or weekend trip, or a couple of hrs at the slalom site.
Smiles, :-)
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 17.01.2012, 00:18
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
micheledt has no particular reputation at present
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

Hi guys,
I pick up this topic because I relocated to Zurich recently and I'm searching for a club on the lake to enjoy some kayaking.
No competitive training or race, just fun and fitness.

I live in Wollishofen, do you know any club in the area that would fit? Do they allow you to enroll and take the kayak within a certain time schedule or is it mandatory to buy a personal one?
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 03.03.2012, 13:40
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: basel
Posts: 2,358
Groaned at 24 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 2,426 Times in 1,164 Posts
biff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

There is at least one ZUrich club ( google will find it for you.) I am pretty certain that they have club boats for hire. At the moment, they have Monday evening rolling sesisons in a pool, with t he sumer season beginning shortly.

Or, you could join a dragonboat club - great for fitness and also very social. There are three clubs in the greater Zurich area - try Meilin, as one.
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 05.03.2012, 10:57
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Grindelwald
Posts: 26
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 10 Times in 7 Posts
davestorey has no particular reputation at present
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

Hi all,

I run a small kayak school in Interlaken in Kanton Bern and would be happy to organise a course/event for beginners or improvers here, around Bern, Luzern or Zurich. I also rent my sea kayaks here on Brienzersee or Thunersee by Interlaken if people are interested.

cheers,
dave
www.hightide.ch
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 12.03.2012, 11:26
advntur's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Richterswil/Zürich
Posts: 149
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 139 Times in 62 Posts
advntur has a reputation beyond reputeadvntur has a reputation beyond reputeadvntur has a reputation beyond reputeadvntur has a reputation beyond reputeadvntur has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

Hi all, it's been a while since I've chimed in on this thread. I just wanted to say hello and also share a photo of a kayak towing solution I'm using now.

I'm fortunate to have a parking space I can use to store my sea kayak, but my challenge has been getting it to and from the water. I've rolled it down and back before (on portage wheels), but it's a long trip and not exactly fun. My goal was a bike-based solution, but I have a hilly commute to the water (straight down to the lake and straight up to home), so I didn't have a great feeling about a homemade or hacked trailer solution. I recently bought a cargo bike (Surly Big Dummy) thanks to inspiration from ChrisW. This led me to discover a trailer solution by Bikes at Work. I received the trailer last week, assembled it in about an hour and took the whole setup out for its maiden voyage last weekend. The whole system worked perfectly, even on steep hills and curves. The cargo bike is nice to have (I stored some kayak gear in the cargo storage bags and stopped to buy groceries on the way home), but you could pull this trailer with just about any bike. More photos here (kid/work safe link). I'm happy to finally have a solution to make it easier to get on the water and it's just plain fun to tow a kayak with a bike. I'm shopping for a 2nd kayak and plan to carry both on the trailer. I'll share photos and the experience once that solution is ready!

Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank advntur for this useful post:
  #71  
Old 12.03.2012, 12:38
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 130
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 81 Times in 39 Posts
strollingby has no particular reputation at present
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

Very cool
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 12.03.2012, 19:18
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Grindelwald
Posts: 26
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 10 Times in 7 Posts
davestorey has no particular reputation at present
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

Yeah, pretty impressive... well done! I've never seen a system like that before... making it possible to go sea kayaking without a vehicle!!!
happy paddling,

dave
www.hightide.ch
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 18.03.2012, 20:52
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 6
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
jarrejo has no particular reputation at present
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

Just wondering what peoples thoughts are on inflatable kayaks/canoes? If they are good and worthwhile getting one.
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 19.03.2012, 14:45
advntur's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Richterswil/Zürich
Posts: 149
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 139 Times in 62 Posts
advntur has a reputation beyond reputeadvntur has a reputation beyond reputeadvntur has a reputation beyond reputeadvntur has a reputation beyond reputeadvntur has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

Quote:
View Post
Just wondering what peoples thoughts are on inflatable kayaks/canoes? If they are good and worthwhile getting one.
I just ordered a Sea Eagle Paddle Ski (inflatable kayak) that will work with 1 or 2 seats or with a rowing kit attached. I expect that it will be quite a bit slower than my single (Magellan HV Touring Plus), but it was less than half the price, had great reviews and looked to be a good solution for inviting a friend or two for some laid-back paddling, yet not having to store another full-size kayak. I'll share photos and feedback once it arrives. I plan to tow it on my bike trailer strapped on top of the hard shell kayak. Here's a Sea Eagle link with details on this model (they sell other styles as well): http://www.seaeagle.com/paddleski.aspx
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank advntur for this useful post:
  #75  
Old 19.03.2012, 19:55
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 139
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 62 Times in 35 Posts
AjarnPat is considered knowledgeableAjarnPat is considered knowledgeableAjarnPat is considered knowledgeable
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

So you had one of these Paddleskis posted over from the US, then? Was that costly? I may be in US in summer - I am thinking of picking one up....I'd be interested to har how you find it when it arrives. Thanks for the info.
AP
Reply With Quote
  #76  
Old 19.03.2012, 23:04
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 6
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
jarrejo has no particular reputation at present
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

Are the inflatables robust like Zodiacs ?
Great model, but I need a 3 person one.
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 19.03.2012, 23:47
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: basel
Posts: 2,358
Groaned at 24 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 2,426 Times in 1,164 Posts
biff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

Quote:
View Post
Just wondering what peoples thoughts are on inflatable kayaks/canoes? If they are good and worthwhile getting one.
There are lots of different inflatable and folding boats on the market now - ranging from kiddy shoreline boats, to serious expedition ones.

I have owned a feathercraft k1 for the last 12 years and have done several longer river trips in it( inc a 4000km one) I like it due to it's low weight and compactness - in its backpack, I can manage to carry it a km or 2, with my tent and other camping gear, plus a sall butterfly trolley also in the pack. On river trips, I have no trouble keeping up with the average paddler in a more stream lined sea kayak, over daily distances.
The k1 has two inflatable side baffles, but depends on its alloy skeleton for its shape .

There are also boats that have a greater or total inflation design. Sevylor, Gumatex and Incept are some of the brands that I have seen on the water, that seem to perform well.

Worth getting? Oh yes! If you have a car and a shuttle bunny to take you car to your get out point of each trip, then a rigid boat is great. But if, lkie me, you are reliant on planes, trains and buses, then a folding boat is the way to go.
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 19.03.2012, 23:51
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: basel
Posts: 2,358
Groaned at 24 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 2,426 Times in 1,164 Posts
biff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

Quote:
View Post
Are the inflatables robust like Zodiacs ?
Great model, but I need a 3 person one.
Yes, many of them are made out of the same fabric, with the same joint joining techniques, as used for the zodiacs.

What sort of trips are you looking at doing? You may find that the Czech made Gumotex brand, has a suitable 3 person boat.
Check the Czech website for photographs and details:

http://www.gumotex.cz/nafukovaci-lode
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 20.03.2012, 00:00
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: basel
Posts: 2,358
Groaned at 24 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 2,426 Times in 1,164 Posts
biff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

Quote:
View Post
Hi all, it's been a while since I've chimed in on this thread. I just wanted to say hello and also share a photo of a kayak towing solution I'm using now.
. The whole system worked perfectly, even on steep hills and curves. The

Nice boat! Your trailer concept obvioulsy works well for your needs. However, I have been ponering about having one that I can tow with and that is also portable enough to be loaded onto the kayak for longer trips. It should be possible to use a conventional buterfly type trolley (placed under the centre of the boat, but with a trailer bar going from the bike to the front loop of the kayak. The angle of the bar would be iportant of course, to ensure the back of the boat doesn't drag and the front system would have to be rigid enough so that the boat stops when the bike stops.

And if the bike is a light, collapsable, that can end up being strapped to the boat deck when on the water......... total independence.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank biff for this useful post:
  #80  
Old 20.03.2012, 06:44
Rangatiranui's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Baden region
Posts: 2,172
Groaned at 14 Times in 13 Posts
Thanked 2,454 Times in 1,080 Posts
Rangatiranui has a reputation beyond reputeRangatiranui has a reputation beyond reputeRangatiranui has a reputation beyond reputeRangatiranui has a reputation beyond reputeRangatiranui has a reputation beyond reputeRangatiranui has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Sea Kayaking on Lake Zurich

@Biff and @advntur....

I want one

Failing that, when does the dragonboat on-the-water season start?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
canoe, kayak, lake zurich, sea kayak




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KAYAKING on Lake Leman goombie Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 15 26.02.2019 14:34
Fishing in Lake Zurich The Buda Pest Daily life 27 13.10.2017 08:10
Kayaking in Bern I'mAnEnglishmanIn...Bern Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 6 22.05.2014 08:58
kayaking in ireland blowfish General off-topic 12 24.01.2008 17:47
Bikeride around Lake Zurich on May 17 Idgie Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 6 18.05.2007 13:19


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 00:16.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0