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    New (to me) Winter Project

    I have determined at least one cause for water in the rear compartment: leaky bulkhead. I had sealed them up with lexel, but had put the bead over the existing hard and cracked PU sealant, which I didn't want to remove as it's going to need to be taken out with a grinder. Other than just...
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    New (to me) Winter Project

    In furtherance of my goal to make this more viable for touring –which is a wholly impractical idea but feels so wrong it must be right– I've added some lash points to the cockpit. These little D rings are sold at Western Canoe and Kayak (where I work) in sets of 4 for $20 with glue suitable...
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    Valley seat lowering

    I would go for a sheet of neoprene, myself.
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    ISO Kayak Trailer

    The top rack of the 4 spot is probably high enough to send sterns through most windshields, so at least you'd get revenge quickly. I think the fear is probably a bit irrational. My car is low enough that a lifted truck could take out a kayak.
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    ISO Kayak Trailer

    Western Canoe and Kayak sells trailers. Nothing with a lock box, but it would be pretty straightforward to mount one after the fact. https://westerncanoekayak.com/canoe-kayak-trailer-raised-bars-w-swivel-jack/ https://westerncanoekayak.com/4-spot-canoe-kayak-trailer-w-swivel-jack/
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    Putting on a drysuit - what do you stand on?

    On day trips I usually stand on the lid of the tote that holds my paddling stuff. When camping I usually put on the drysuit before taking down my tarp, so I'll stand on my ground sheet.
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    Frej XS

    Best wishes with the epoxy. I hope all goes smoothly!
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    Brooks spray skirts still in business?

    A comparable skirt would be a Sea Sprite by Seals, by the way.
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    Brooks spray skirts still in business?

    Out of business last I heard.
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    Frej XS

    It's really starting to look like a boat now! I am loving the detailed pictures. A joy to follow along and see the progress.
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    Fraser River, Agassiz to Mission

    Having recently removed the foam from the afr compartment of my Valley Rapier, I decided to make use of the newly found space by shoving a set of J cradles into my hatch and go for a paddle. I suppose a bit of set-up might be required. My paddling buddy met up at the Mission bridge, where we...
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    New (to me) Winter Project

    Started out by sanding the area in front of the hatch with some 40 grit to remove the remains of glue that held the foam pillar in place. There's still remnants on the hull and farther down the deck, but I'll deal with those down the line. I opted to use 4 layers of unidirectional carbon...
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    Looking for first ‘expedition’ kayak

    My Looksha IV is roomy for me (5'11" 140 lbs) except for the foot space. I wear size 9 and don't think much larger feet would fit.
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    New (to me) Winter Project

    Well once I get set on an idea it's difficult to move past it. Tonight I removed the foam pillar. Most of it I was able to dislodge intact by slipping a knife between the foam and the hull/deck. One spot was stubborn and tough to get to, so I used an old scrap of stainless steel rudder cable...
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    A weekend trip around Saltspring island

    "Breakfast was a huge homemade granola bar full of all the good stuff. Cashews, pumpkin seeds, oats, dried strawberries and other bits and pieces cemented together with almond butter and maple syrup. " Honestly that's about all there is to it. If there's sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, or...
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