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    Roof Racks - J-style or Hull-down Cradles?

    I have used 303 but I didn't start until the rubber had already degraded so it is not that effective. It will probably work better if you use it from the get-go to prevent degradation in the first place.
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    Roof Racks - J-style or Hull-down Cradles?

    I have the Rhino rack setup but with the sliding pads at the back (they suck). If you are planning on using the side loaders as demonstrated in the catalogue you may wish to consider treating the rubber in some way so that they don't degrade in the sun and end up leaving black streaks on the...
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    Notso Grassy Knoll

    I have always enjoyed visiting Grassy Knoll when in the Nuchatlitz. The abundant white "daisies" the smell of wild onions, not to mention the view. Sadly it seems to have changed for the worst. The trail up was a nasty thrash through often head high shrubbery a lot of it very prickly roses that...
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    Parking at Little Espinosa

    Might be preaching to the choir here... Just got back from a very nice, if short, trip to the Nuchatlitz. We were a little disconcerted upon arrival at the put in to find that the large parking area had been mostly taken up by four vehicles that had chosen to park in a parallel(to the road)...
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    Shoes news

    If you are always wearing socks then your feet are protected from sand etc so it is not much of an issue. (Unless sand in shoes wears the drysuit sock too?)
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    Shoes news

    I have tried using shoes but have found that inevitably sand and grit gets in them and sandpapers my feet. I prefer a pair of old Chaco sandals (not velcro straps). Any sand/grit that gets in can be rinsed out before putting my feet in the boat to slow the sandpapering process down. In cooler...
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    Triangle Island, Cape Scott, BC 16–21 June 2022

    Amazing trip. Definitely pushing the envelope there...
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    Mariner foredeck bungees

    John, my XL came with the 1/4" bungees. They seemed to work fine for the paddle park and generally held other items on deck firmly. My old Seafarer had similar bungees too. The 3/16" always seemed a bit wimpy to me. I think we are in the same brawniness category... Thanks for the...
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    Mariner foredeck bungees

    Thanks John. I will get me one of those. I have 1/4in on my XL. Works great. What do you mean by extensible?
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    Mariner foredeck bungees

    Thank you for the suggestions. Plenty to work with there. John, I certainly wouldn't enlarge the current holes if I was using the current 3/16th bungee as I understand that having a slightly smaller hole minimizes (somewhat) water seepage. However, I was planning to upgrade the bungee to 1/4...
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    Mariner foredeck bungees

    Hello Mariner fans. I have noticed that the foredeck bungees on one of my Coasters are beginning to wear and need replacing. Does anyone have any tricks for getting new bungees through those holes? I'm also thinking of using thicker bungees as I find the originals a bit light. Might need to...
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    Kayak Identification

    By Jove I think he's got it!
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    Kayak Identification

    Looks a lot like an old Mariner II. The front deck bungees going through the deck is a Mariner "thing". Other manufacturers may have done it too of course.
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    Wanted: Tapered dry bag

    Brian at Cape Falcon Kayaks mentions a place that makes tapered bags for his SOF kayaks.
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    Glasses vs. contact lenses

    I tried progressives but didn't like the blurred edges to my vision and having to move my head to get peripheral objects in view. Possibly they have improved. Now I wear bifocals which work well for me. Sharp all-around distance vision and good close-up for reading a chart/GPS or tying on a...
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