I had this idea that I might be able to use my Pungo 120 as a shelter on multi-day excursions on Florida rivers and beaches. I figured I could unscrew the footrests and the seat and remove them from the kayak for the night, then slip inside and use a kayak cover to shelter myself from the rain and other elements.
If the cover doesn’t breath well for oxygen flow, I could buy a second one and modify it to where it has a large mesh vent and sew in a sort of bow shaped canopy over it so air can flow freely while still keeping out the rain.
It would act much like a long, narrow backpacking tent, with a padded roll to sleep on. Call me paranoid, but the idea of sleeping in a tent near a Florida river in a rural area where gators thrive doesn’t sit well with me. I imagine my body heat or the warmth of a recently put out fire would attract them while I slept and a tent may keep out the rain, it won’t keep out a hungry and curious gator.
Maybe someone here has another suggestion or does the “kayak as an overnight shelter” idea seem plausible?