Recent content by JohnAbercrombie

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    G'day, New to the Forums

    In the 'fast sea kayak' category you could also add the P&H Valkyrie to the list. Interesting boat (fast rudder boat and plastic so not horribly expensive) with excellent review online by Douglas Wilcox. I don't know if there's a P&H dealer 'nearby', so perhaps more of the 'same-old-same-old'...
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    Barricaded Trails/Roads to Public Lakes or Rivers

    That's my understanding also. More of a concern to me is the government giving 'leases' of prime campsites (on Crown land) to private concerns, so that they can monopolize those sites for their own commercial kayaking activities.
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    Coaster kayak by Mariner

    Coasters are really good boats - legendary. Have you advertised in the BASK newsletter? Can you show more details of the seat back? How much does it weigh?
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    SOLD! - $450 Novorca Carbon Greenland Paddle - New

    Actually it was your mention of the Kalleq in the 'Stow Greenland Paddle' discussion that reminded me to sell that Novorca. I half-expected you to be interested... :) The Novorca is going to a good home, so I'm happy.
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    SOLD! - $450 Novorca Carbon Greenland Paddle - New

    Paddle is SOLD! Thanks! :)
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    G'day, New to the Forums

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: Now that we have been set loose, look out!! :)
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    Neoprene boots

    I had a similar (funny) experience in the 70s. I'd been on a club climbing trip in the Selkirks for 2 weeks, then immediately after did another climb with my partner. After that all the wet gear went into the trunk of my Plymouth sedan. Overnight at a friend's place in Calgary and the next day...
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    G'day, New to the Forums

    All good info; thanks! Straying quite a bit from the 'FastSeaKayak' category when mentioning Sterling and NDK boats, CD Prana, etc. though! :)
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    SOLD! - $450 Novorca Carbon Greenland Paddle - New

    Blade width is 3.5" at tip, 1.75" at the shoulder The loom is 1.25" x 1 5/8" The absolutely straight section of the loom is about 21 1/2 " then there's about 3/4" of 'shoulder' taper (which starts quite gradually) up to the blade. The blade is about 3/4" thick in the middle, near the tip. I'd...
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    SOLD! - $450 Novorca Carbon Greenland Paddle - New

    Doug - Sorry for not providing those details - just a sec.... :)
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    SOLD! - $450 Novorca Carbon Greenland Paddle - New

    This paddle has only been wet once since I bought it in 2012. It's in like-new condition. It's been in its padded case, waiting for a new owner who can do it justice. Ron Steinwall's Novorca paddles were all custom made, and each one was truly a work of art. This video shows how Novorca...
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    Neoprene boots

    Thank YOU for asking the question! Without questions to stimulate input, discussion threads like this wouldn't exist, and wouldn't be here for others to find when searching for information.
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    Neoprene boots

    I have a good (??) collection of water shoes and boots. :) I have a couple of low-deck boats, so having a shoe that isn't too bulky can be important when I paddle those. It's also easier to swim in low-bulk shoes, so I think about that if I'm heading out to practice or demo rescues. Astral Hiyak...
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    G'day, New to the Forums

    I know this is off-topic, but... Is there a Tiderace dealer in BC? (Or Canada?) Rockpool Taran is another possibility for your list, I'd guess, along with the Epics and Stellar boats.
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    Current designs pisces

    Welcome to WestCoastPaddler! :thumbsup: That's a good price for a serviceable boat from a well-known manufacturer. Many designs from the 80s are still considered to be great boats. IMO, for beginners it's preferable to spend money on immersion clothing, a good PFD, lessons, a decent paddle, a...
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