I have experience paddling and rowing, including some long trips (Alaska rivers, Mississippi River and the Yellowstone etc) but I have virtually no experience rowing on salt water.
What I'd like to do is take a weeks-long fishing and camping trip in the protected waters of the ABC islands area. I'd like to use a row-able or paddle-able boat of some kind. Doesn't have to be fast, but it will have to have considerable capacity and I want it to be safe if used sensibly. I currently have a 14' river raft (not self-bailing) a too-small inflatable kayak, and a scanoe, but no ideal boat, that's for sure.
I'd want enough room to haul all my stuff around: crab pot, fishing gear, big tent, stove, gun, cot, dry bags.
Covering a lot of water each day is not going to be the goal, although I will be moving my whole camp every week or so.
- What kind of human-powered boat would you folks recommend?
- What other advice would you have (respect the tides, etc)? Would I want a dry suit?
- Would it be crazy to use my raft and frame if I only do a few miles a day max?