Sea Kayak specific route template
As part of the noted December reworking of route templates, a distinct template for Sea Kayak activities should be developed. Among the changes that should be made would be recognition that multiple launch sites might serve a given water body so the land manager will vary. The entry for land subdivision is usually meaningless and should be omitted. Parking permit requirements again depend on the launch site and so might be moved to the sea kayak activity template. Maximum party size might also be relocated to the activity template. National Forest District is not needed. The GPS maps are problematic. Since they are generic to the Route that are of no help in identifying the launch site used. Moving them to the Activity template might be considered. Only in special cases will a unique start or stop location be appropriate for a sea kayak Route or Place. Length should not be required as it usually is activity specific for a sea kayak route. Recommended maps should be retitled "charts" and have pull downs that are relevant. The activity type will be sea kayaking as predetermined by use of this template. The SK ratings should again be moved to the activity template as the leader will select this as part of season, route, etc. planning. If these changes are made, the existing sea kayak routes should be reviewed and edited to match. Work on this issue will help resolve lingering issues in the posting of sea kayak activities.
We’ve made improvements to the routes and places to add defaults each required field, made revisions to space capacity, and made it so everything is not required. Leaders will soon be able to edit the default to their route/places to change difficulty, distance, etc. We also added some sea kayaking-specific field to activities that should help. Due to the functionality of the Plone website package, we cannot make different requirements for specific types of routes/places.