Wenonah Orion K1 Olympic Kayak

I picked up a We-no-nah Orion K1 sprint kayak at the end of last summer and only had it in the water one time prior to today.

Last Fall I took it out and just sat in it at the boat ramp at my local lake.  The seat was positioned for a very short paddler to the point of being uncomfortable for me so I never tried to paddle her that day.

Today, after redoing the seat over the winter, I took her back out to try again now that the water has warmed to the point of not being dangerous.

The boat is an incredibly tippy craft but I expected that with a K1 sprint racing kayak.

I hung out at the dock for a while getting a feel for her and then decided to paddle her out on the water.  I was very tentative but paddled for about 10-15 minutes before she finally got the best of me.

Enjoy the splash!

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About Dave The Kayaker

Kayak racer and fitness enthusiast in Charlottesville, VA. Flat water & downriver. I have a weird fondness for old-school boats.
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