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  1. Astoriadave replied to the thread So much learning! Sea Kayak Georgia symposium.

    Oh, man. Kayak Jim, that old Paddlewise post really makes me a geezer. I remember that discussion, which went on for a long time, with...

    Nov 22, 2017 at 5:23 PM
  2. Astoriadave replied to the thread So much learning! Sea Kayak Georgia symposium.

    Semdoug, yup, we are on the same page. You have much more familiarity with BCU standards and training than I do, for sure! My paddling...

    Nov 22, 2017 at 1:51 PM
  3. Astoriadave replied to the thread Basics of caring for fiberglass boats.

    Agree with semdoug's approach. Chasing down residual adhesive is where I think you may need some help. GooGone and Goof Off are both...

    Nov 22, 2017 at 1:31 PM
  4. Astoriadave replied to the thread Basics of caring for fiberglass boats.

    Erik, removal typically involves unpleasant/toxic solvents. Scraping and heat inevitably scar the very surface you are trying to...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 9:45 PM
  5. Astoriadave liked steve beschakis's post in the thread It's Springtime in November....

    Hey! Forget what I said about Google Maps...well, you can use it, but I just found something infinitely better! If you go to...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 7:35 PM
  6. Astoriadave replied to the thread So much learning! Sea Kayak Georgia symposium.

    If I lived in TN and did paddling in BC and WA, I would use the same rationale that paws employs. That said, most of us know that the...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  7. Astoriadave liked pawsplus's post in the thread So much learning! Sea Kayak Georgia symposium.

    Thanks! Yeah, I know re: ratings. BUT the rating does tell other people, who may not know you well, if you're up to whatever. That is...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 2:07 PM
  8. Astoriadave replied to the thread Basics of caring for fiberglass boats.

    There are a lot of variables at play in assessing and fixing "factory defects" in composite boats. In the bad old days, those of us...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 2:06 PM
  9. Astoriadave replied to the thread It's Springtime in November....

    Steve, your terrific trip report really brings back the good memories of that part of Seattle. We bought a Grumman canoe, about 1971 I...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 1:50 PM
  10. Astoriadave liked steve beschakis's post in the thread It's Springtime in November....

    Water conditions on Lake Washington and the run out to the Locks were freakishly calm last Saturday, so I did a relaxed 23-mile 'yak...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 1:47 PM
  11. Astoriadave replied to the thread Basics of caring for fiberglass boats.

    Very slick, John. Much past my patience point for preserving my glass boats, but relatively easy to do. For sure, I would do a couple...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 12:09 PM
  12. Astoriadave replied to the thread Basics of caring for fiberglass boats.

    There are always a couple areas on the deck which are exposed to scratches from deck loads and from normal rescue practice. Take a look...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 7:26 AM
  13. Astoriadave replied to the thread Looking for a new PFD.

    Agree this is a nonissue.

    Nov 20, 2017 at 7:12 AM
  14. Astoriadave liked pawsplus's post in the thread Looking for a new PFD.

    If Canada thinks it's good enough, it's good enough for me. It's not as if anyone checks these things. :-)

    Nov 20, 2017 at 7:11 AM
  15. Astoriadave liked AM's post in the thread Side Surfing: Why You Need to Be Good at It.

    Nice summary, Dave. The only thing I would add is that at no time is shoulder safety more critical than when side surfing, so...

    Nov 19, 2017 at 4:49 PM