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    Protest period open on San Juan Islands Nat'l Monument RMP FEIS

    I talked to the manager of the San Juan Islands National Monument today. She said the best way to make a difference at this point is to contact Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s office and register your comments with him as there is approximately 30 days left in which his office is...
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    Current crop of drysuit offerings...

    I can echo all that is being said. DWR is certainly one of the main drawbacks. Then face fabric wets out and breathability takes a dive, although there is still some, apparently.This is one reason I went with Reed the last time around, and the fact that the suits are custom sized to you no extra...
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    Best VHF marine radio?

    Just to finish this up...I picked up a new m73, charged it, then let it sit in a bowl of water for awhile. Next day it had moisture in it. So, took it back to West Marine and they exchanged it. New on is doing fine so far. I decided to take the old M72 apart and see what was what. I had a fair...
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    Best VHF marine radio?

    Thanks for the input. Yes, I should be happy to get nearly 11 years out of this thing. Lots of fresh and saltwater use and half the time forget to let it soak afterwards... Happened to pull it out just after launch today (had a pretty good rolling session last week with it, but that's standard...
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    Best VHF marine radio?

    The Standard Horizon HX 870 looks pretty good, but it's almost like it does too much!
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    Best VHF marine radio?

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    Locate Nordkapp LV for test paddle?

    Thanks folks. Found a new carbon/kevlar LV.
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    Locate Nordkapp LV for test paddle?

    No carbon/kevlar nordkapps in the lower mainland...?
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    Locate Nordkapp LV for test paddle?

    Well, that's what I'm looking for. I've had a Nordkapp H2O for 12 years or so. Avatar is me in it at Cape Flattery several years ago. Looking for something a bit more lively and playful and the LV seems just the ticket. If he wants to sell it or you run across another kevlar one in good shape...
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    Locate Nordkapp LV for test paddle?

    Good for him. Did he have xperience in a 'normal' Nordkapp before buying the LV?
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    Locate Nordkapp LV for test paddle?

    Yeah, I saw that. Not quite worth the 5 hour drive each way and battling traffic. Thanks though. Saw one recently that was for sale from last year on www.usedcampbellriver.com. Probably sold though. http://www.usedcampbellriver.com/classi ... k_27084347 Looking for the pro-kevlar or preferably...
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    Suggestions for ferrying a car--Port Alberni to Port Renfrew

    Re: Suggestions for ferrying a car--Port Alberni to Port Ren Dave and others, In just the last couple of days, I discovered the Juan de Fuca Express water taxi that typically takes West Coast Trail hikers from Port Renfrew to Bamfield. He will take us from Port Renfrew to Bamfield for $135...
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