I've done a fair amount of paddling (and portaging) and feel that the subject is long overdue here in the lightweight backcountry forums.
Here, please share your paddling experiences with, hopefully, some emphasis on the lightweight nature of your activity in terms of equipment and how that plays into your planning process for outings, as well as your increased level of enjoyment by going lightweight (or misery by not going lightweight <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> ).
1995 Mad River 16' Royalex Explorer
1995 Mad River 17.4" Royalex Explorer
" Not all those who wander are lost ! "