3 times across the Atlantic by kayak

SWriverstone

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Great podcast! Thanks for sharing. Hard to imagine that amount of paddling. Of course, I've always felt it's a bit of a stretch to call the "vessel" he paddled a "kayak," but it was still under human power, so still impressive!

I'm interested in learning more about the longest/most perilous ocean crossings ever made by people in "normal" sea kayaks. Just because I don't know what is considered the upper limit of long-distance, open water travel in a normal sea kayak? (As opposed to coastal paddling, where I'm assuming people have paddled thousands of miles.)

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CPS

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SWriverstone, look up Ed Gilett's trip to Hawaii. Pretty much the limit, I'd say.
 

cougarmeat

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Ed did it without GPS and no “support” crew to set up camp and cook meals. I’m not impressed with just paddling long miles. The skill/challenge is in handling your own logistics without some truck/van following along on shore to meet you at the next camp site.
 

JKA

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