Some times I take a hundred pics in a day and only two of three are really any good. Other times I have tons and deciding which ones to use becomes very difficult. That's how I felt about my last trip. Story's on the blog...
I realize the bow of my red kayak gets repetitive but I can't emphasize too much how much I love that boat. It's big and slow but I feel like I could safely paddle it anywhere.
Looks like she could handle pretty much anything a big lake like Champlain could throw at her. My boats are at the other end of the spectrum: light (relatively) canoes that you can portage easily around the Adks. My 2-person canoe is the stripper in the Rollins thread, comes in around 44-ish pounds. My other canoe is also a stripper that I built around the same time (25 yrs ago), it's a 1-man, 12 footer based on a Wee Lassie design, comes in around 32-ish pounds. Not nearly as light as say a Hornbeck, but light enough to go pretty much anywhere.
Have you paddled on Lake George Brownski? One of the trips I've always wanted to do (but can never steal away for 3 days to do it) is to paddle the length of Lake George (32 miles) from Million Dollar Beach to Ti, camping for 2 nights along the way. Right now (early Sept) is the perfect time to do that trip, a kayak like yours would be perfect (LG can splash up some pretty big waves).
Yeah that kayak seems like it can handle anything but it's the opposite of light.I used to have a very cool little single place canoe that's more like yours but I passed it along to my sister a while ago. It lives on Parradox lake now.
Many years ago I camped at Rogers rock and brought my canoe along. Beautiful area. I've also explored around Bolton Landing more recently when we rented a cabin there. A multi day trip from one end of LG to the other sounds extremely doable to me. If you could get campsite reservations at Rogers rock and/or someplace in the Lake George Islands it would be pretty cool. I's definitely worth researching.