Packing for boat Voyager

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Packing for boat Voyager

Post by bakchr » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:13 am

Website states that all gear must be contained in pack. What do people do with trekking poles? Or other things that are strapped to pack like camp pads, tents, fishing poles?

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Re: Packing for boat Voyager

Post by Tom » Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:26 am

Camp pads and tents are normally ok, if they are securely strapped to the pack and not dangling around. If at all possible, get fishing and trekking poles inside the pack. If that doesn't work, and if you can't secure them to the pack in a way that doesn't make them dangerous spears to the crew handling them or the packs piled next to them, then I would suggest carrying them on the boat.
Oh, and if the boat reservations look light, a sleeping-pad-on-the-engine-cover might make for the best nap, ever. :wink:


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Re: Packing for boat Voyager

Post by treeplanter » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:07 am

Not the same as trekking poles, fishing poles, etc., but with my kayak paddles, I just tape them together and place next to my folding kayak (broken down into its bags). Just be sure that when you get to your destination, you tell the guys unloading your stuff that the trekking poles are yours.

BTW, the guys loading the Voyager always seem to take care while loading/unloading stuff.


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Re: Packing for boat Voyager

Post by tree rattt » Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:03 pm

The crews on the V2 are great guys. They will take the best care possible.I hand up my pack and walking stick seperately, no problems.I would recomend a small carry on though.It is a long cruise, and you may want a nibble or a drink.

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