Thank you Ali for the valuable info. I have had very limited time in sit on top kayaks in the gulf.
as for here .. it was my intention for quite some time to have one.. i know neil has one . but dunno if he uses it.. plus i heard that there are some issues with customs and the like along our konkan coast. especially after the terror attacks..
i have also heard that any ocean going craft has to be registered at a port ... like the small fishing boats that have their reg no. on the bow.
as Ali bhai has said , i too have heard in passing that a written permission needs to be obtained from local customs authorities..
regarding the same, could you guys , please provide the steps and details .. we all know how beaureaucratic we are here in india..
last but not the least ..
in know some of the above comments were lighthearted and in jest, but please allow me to respond to some that need an answer.
" as for legalities.... this is India" guys its because we have this attitude our great country is raped by her own sons. so personally i dont appreciate the comment.
"Using Kayak in sea is all you require to become an explorer of the world. I have seen boats with small motors struggling in heavy currents. Kayak for inshore wont have any legal issues. If you are planning to do kayaking in sea it is better to have a passport, you dont know which country you will land." ---------venky, bro im only using it inshore along the shore line and estuaries. have no plans for the pelagics.