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Has Anyone Tipped Over Their Kayak / Canoe

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lets hear some stories :pray:

I'll start.

Last year, SwAGKid300 went fishing in a lake called Lake Simcoe on a canoe with his buddy

Swagkid300 made a mistake going with a newbie on a canoe.

Swagkid300's buddy was doing something standing up, and the canoe flipped over. I'm not sure how it happened exactly, it happened so fast

I lost $1000 fishing tackle and lures and stuff.

Swagkid300's friend lost all 7 of his Daiwa rod + reel ( He loves Daiwa)

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I've never tipped over except screwing around and playing when not fishing in warm water. I have tipped other people over on purpose, then paddled away as they fumbled around, but that's a different story. I did lose a casting rod/reel combo for the first time last year - kicked it out when jumping out at a riffle while paddling upstream and lost it in the fast water. It wasn't anything expensive (I never carry premium stuff on the river for just that reason) but it still shake my head about that one. Stupid mistake.

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I did it the first time last summer on my yak. I have a bad back and don't have good twisting ability. I was reaching behind me into my crate on the back of my yak. I couldn't reach and apparently leaned over to the side to get my arm further back. I leaned so far that my upper body went past the edge of the yak and it rolled in a slow motion way. I saw it coming and tried to get back over center, but it was too late. 4 rods, two rods were tied in. One was in my hand and the other had a cork handle and was going down in slow motion. I grabbed it and saved it. Worms packs were floating, the crate stayed fastened in with most stuff still in it. My plastic tackle box is one of the flat ones with a rubber water tight seal. It was full of $100 or more worth of stuff, but it floated too. In the end I only lost 3 heavy jigging lures I had in the bottom of the yak. I got it rolled back over, got everything situated and then got back on after a few tries. That's when I learned that a PFD with big front pockets full of stuff makes it harder to get back on.

 

Now if I cant reach back I just turn to the side and put both feet over the side and sit sideways to reach back.

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I was fishing one day and all of a sudden skippy the happy mullet starts jumping, once twice, and then the third time he landed right in my yak with me. He was going nuts and hit me in the nuts so my natural reflex was to put my hands down and lift my body. Then he started really going crazy and grazed my fellas again so I lifted my leg and woosh flipped over like I was on a log. I was in chest deep water with the sun setting in an area with big gators so I came back the next day at low tide(brackish river) and got all my gear back. Cleaned it all up and greased it, still using some today. 

 

It was in a touristy manatee viewing area with about 5 people watching me and not one had the camera rolling. I was hoping because I would've sent it in to Americas Funniest videos. 

 

My pride hurt the most. It wouldn't have been so bad if nobody witnessed it.  :laugh5:

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Tipped my canoe by accident, kayaks on purpose.

 

My canoe incident was with my eldest son in the front, me in the back, our electric trolling motor was out of the water (but mounted to the side).

 

We were paddling through a tree-infested area (thanks to beavers). We got semi-stuck over a downed tree that was just under the water, but scooched along to get over it. Suddenly we both went to the wrong side and next thing we were in the water.

 

Battery 3 feet below in the muck, trolling motor broke, crocs got stuck in the muck, but we got our rods and reels back. Lost some lures.

 

Expensive part was my cellphone and $300 camera in my pockets. Soaked beyond repair.

 

Lesson learned. I bought a kayak, LOL! :smiley:

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I only get in a canoe or john boat with someone I trust and I only move as far as I know I can in a yak. Way too paranoid about that.


 

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Ive tried to do mine in 4 foot waves just for fun only way it would roll is me instinctly grabbing the high side and im a 250 pounder

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I fell out but never tipped it. I was standing up in my kayak after taking a leak when a boater came flying by just plowing water. Got hit by the waves and tried sitting down and kinda fell out or got thrown out when they hit me broad side. I was only in 2fow I only lost a few jigs I couldent find and a tall boy of labbatt blue I had just cracked open first one and only one i had with me too.

I got stuck last year as well at first ice out I took it out an went down stream at a spot and the current and depth was to much to get back. Kept bottoming out or gettin pushed back so I jumped out into ice cold water and had to drag it past all the shallow rapids.

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Tipping my Coleman Crawdad is out of the question simply because I'm embarrassed about my girly screams should I ever end up in weedy, murky, pike-infested water. The hair on my neck stands up just thinking about it. I can't let it happen!

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Went over once my mistake.  luckly most everything floated and i was in shallow water.  the only thing i lost was a leatherman.  Started strapping everything down better after that.

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Never been in a yak. As for the canoe, by accident once, on purpose no couldn't count. The accident happened when my wife was with me and nature called, so I paddled over and let her get out but the spot was kinda bad so I was going to be the good husband and move to a better spot for her to get back in. Well a 17' Grumman's bow rides kinda high when 200 pounds is in the back and nothing's in the front. As I was going up to the new spot on the bank, there was a tree root just under the surface I couldn't see and as I slid up on it, it rolled that sucker just like somebody had grabbed it and gave it a twist.

I used to teach canoeing many years ago and a couple pointers I alwas gave. Anything you don't want to loose, it had better float or be secured to the canoe at all times. The rod you are fishing with, have a one of those bobber on a lanyard clip to it.

If you get caught in rough water, get out of the seat, and sit in the bottom of the canoe toward the center and have your legs under one of the braces. That way if it get knocked over, you can brace your thighs against the support and hold yourself in, then use the paddle you right yourself (provided it has flotation cells. I would demonstrate this by barrel rolling a canoe several times. Same technic used for yaks. The canoe will be full of water but you can bail or paddle to the bank and dump it out.

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